The UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge introduces computer science to students. It is designed to get students excited about computing and computational thinking.
There are four competitions. Unlike many other competitions this is suitable for students of all abilities:
Any 45 minute period during the week of November 10th, 2014.
The contest is completed online in schools under the supervision of teachers. More information for teachers is available.
Changes for 2014
A few changes have been made to the competition this year based on feedback from teachers who entered students in the 2013 Pilot. The main ones are these:
UK Bebras is a problem solving contest with a focus on computational and logical thinking. Questions are inspired by topics in computer science but only require some basic reasoning ability. Connections to Computer Science are described in the solutions to all past contests.
Registration for this year is now open! School coordinators should register online. Please re-enter your details if you were in the competition last year so we can check the information we already hold for you.
The deadline is 31st October, 2014.
Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors the competition is FREE to enter for all schools.
In last year's pilot it was found that allowing schools to register after this date did not allow the school enough time to thoroughly test their systems. This is not very difficult and basically comes down to testing students have the permissions necessary to allow all school student accounts to access the competition site from within the school and sometimes entails adding the site address to an allowed list. Details of how to do this are given to School Coordinators on registration.
The BCC exposes students to a new subject and way of thinking so there isn't a need to prepare for the contest. However, you can get a feel for the style of the problems by viewing past contests and sample questions.
School Coordinators will be able to access their students results online in the following week.
We emphasise participation but also recognise top performing students.
There will be the following types of certificates available:
In addition, we will publish the top 25 Best in School students in each age category on this website (this is a change to the Pilot Year).
UK BeBRAS 2014
The home of the UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge.