Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form Student Achieves Place in National Final

Year 11 student, Ben Thornley has become one of only 60 students to compete in the final of the UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge, to be held at Oxford University next February.

Ben competed in the National competition in November along with many students at the school and over 22,000 other students in his age group around the Country.  After achieving a perfect score of 200 in the competition he was delighted to be invited to compete in the final.

The competition is part of the International Bebras Competition network, which runs every year in over 40 countries.

What is Bebras?

Bebras is an international initiative aiming to promote Informatics (Computer Science or Computing) and computational thinking among school students at all ages.

What does Computational Thinking involve?

Computational thinking involves using a set of problem-solving skills and techniques that software engineers use to write programs and apps.