Dulwich College Beijing students Cathy and Alex were invited to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford this February as finalists in a UK-wide computer science competition – The UK BEBRAS Computational Thinking Challenge, a competition supported by Google.
Reaching the final round of the challenge is an impressive achievement, as 71,146 students entered the first round for the intermediate age group (12–14) and 41,372 students entered the first round for the junior age group (10–12). Cathy and Alex were among the top 60 highest achieving students invited to the final rounds in their age groups, and were presented with their finalist’s certificates at prize giving ceremonies at Hertford College.
The UK BEBRAS Computational Thinking Challenge is designed to get students excited about computing and computational thinking. It is a problem-solving contest with questions inspired by topics in computer science.
Cathy and Alex received their final round certificates from Peter Millican, Professor of Philosophy at Hertford College, University of Oxford.