Barton Peveril Students Sit Bebras Computing Challenge
Over 150 Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students sat this year’s Bebras Computing Challenge, a record number for the College.
The Bebras Computing Challenge tasks Sixth Form College students aged 16-18 with a computer science based paper, which they sit in exam conditions to broaden their knowledge of the popular subject.
A total of 169 students on the Computer Science A Level course sat the Challenge, with 16 earning a Gold Award that places them amongst the top 10% of students in the College and earns them an invite into the Oxford University Computing Challenge. Additionally, 29 students received Distinctions, placing them in the top 25%, and 41 students received a Merit, placing them in the top 50%.
In total, over 10,000 students from across the country sat the Challenge. The Barton Peveril students performed above the national average, with a score of 99 compared to the national average of 94.
“We are very proud”
Barton Peveril’s Subject Leader for Computer Science, Isabel Culmer, commented on the success:
‘The Bebras Challenge really encourages the students’ thinking skills. We are very proud of having so many students achieve Gold awards this year and go through to the invite-only Oxford University Computing Challenge.’