In November, over 400 students from the School of Computing & ICT took part in the 2018 Bebras 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 2 Runshaw students have been invited to the final stage of the competition in January at the University of Oxford. An invitation reserved only for the top 60 students in each age group nationally. Congratulations to Joe Catton and Harry Clipston on this fantastic achievement!

An extra special mention should be made for Harry’s maximum score of 200 out of 200, one of only FOUR maximum scores in the UK.

Congratulations to all involved and good luck to Joe and Harry at the finals.

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

Max Score(200/200)
– Harry Clipston

Invited to Oxford Finals (Top 60 nationally):
– Joe Catton
– Harry Clipston

Also in the top 10% nationally:
– Lewis McShane
– Elliot Draper
– Joshua Seed
– Will Joyce
– William Simmance
– Harry Best
– Daniel Antrobus
– James Bridge
– Scott James
– Harry Rowan
– Harshal Gosai
– Lewis Hamer
– Daniel Marsh
– Conrad Ideson