Over the last two weeks, pupils studying ICT and Computer Science have taken part in the 2022 BEBRAS Computing Challenge – a national competition testing computational thinking. Essential skills include the ability to apply decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction and algorithmic thinking! Langley School has traditionally done well in the competition with a strong field of budding programmers.
High BEBRAS scores qualify pupils for next round. The Oxford University Computing Challenge is an invitation event which aims to encourage students who have achieved a top 10% score in the UK BEBRAS Challenge to develop their skills further and produce programmed solutions to computational thinking problems. Some sections tasks will require familiarity with the Blockly programming language. Other tasks will require students to program in the programming language Python.
Gold Awards in the Junior Category went to: Syna Shah and Jacob Cawdron. Inters: Indigo Taylor-King, Jayden Rahaman, Daniel Toone and Daniel Rallan. Seniors: Cameron Maccoll and William Vettraino.
In addition to the Gold Awards, 26 pupils were awarded Distinction certificates and 38 Merits. Congratulations to all who participated! Good luck in the next round!