Distinctions and Merits in the UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge

Thursday 14th December 2017

In November 2017, over 200 of our girls took part in the UK Computational Thinking Challenge run by Oxford University.

Students from over 50 countries took part with 53 Distinctions (top 25% in the country) and 79 Merits (top 50% in the country) achieved at Queen Anne’s School. Georgie G (L4) scored the highest in the Junior age group and was also awarded Best in School.

Computational Thinking is designed to introduce students to strategies used in problem solving and software engineering. It involves using a set of skills and techniques that software engineers use to write programs and apps. Examples of these techniques would include the ability to break down complex tasks into simpler components, algorithm design, pattern recognition, pattern generalisation and abstraction.

Other notable successes came from Elizabeth R (L5) with the top score in the Senior Age Group, Lillibeth B (U4) for top score in the Intermediate Age Group and Daphne P (U6) for top score in the Elite Age Group.