Barton Peveril’s Computer Science Challengers

Barton Peveril Students Sit Bebras Computing Challenge

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students sat this year’s Bebras Computing ChallengeOver 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.’