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Students Through to Computational Thinking Finals at Oxford Uni!

Over 150 students from A Level Computer Science, BTEC Level 3 ICT and A Level Maths took part in the UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge.

The Bebras challenges are made of a set of short problems called Bebras tasks and are delivered online. The tasks are fun, engaging and based on problems that Computer Scientists often meet and enjoy solving. The tasks can be solved without prior knowledge, but instead require logical thinking. The aim is to solve as many as you can in the allotted time.

We are delighted to have been informed that 3 Runshaw students have been invited to the final stage of the competition in January at the University of Oxford. Congratulations to Callum Berry, Alex Banks and Isaac Ellery!

Callum (178 points) and Alex (172 points) are also featured in the Hall of Fame in 2nd and 6th respectively.

Other students scoring in the top 10% in the country include: Patrick Farnworth, Joel Stout, Joe Wells, Luke Dempster, Adam Hulme, Leanne Flaherty, Jake Bradley, Sam Farmer, Matt Malarkey, Adam Galt, Nathan Fleming-Goodwin and Katy Bennett.

Congratulations to all involved and good luck to Callum, Alex and Isaac!

If you’d like to try a few sample questions from the Challenge, you can try these practice questions.