Ahmad Jamsari, a Year 10 student at Jerudong International School (JIS), clinched eighth place at the UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge Senior Group (Years 10-11).
Ahmad was one of 85 students globally who qualified for the final round, which he completed at home, due to school closure during the COVID-19 lockdown. He received games from the Tomorrow Corporation as a prize.
JIS Principal Nicholas Sheehan commented, “To have achieved eighth place among 250,000 students bears testimony to the calibre of Ahmad, and also the quality of the teaching in the Maths and Computer Science Faculties at JIS. Our sincere congratulations to Ahmad. Both JIS and his family should be enormously proud of him!”
Earlier this year, JIS’ Year 10 Computer Science students were given the opportunity to participate in the UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge in their lessons, with the participation of 250,000 students from the United Kingdom (UK)and abroad. These challenges are puzzle-based and programming experience was not required.
The top 10 per cent of Bebras students in each age group were invited to the Oxford Computing Challenge First Round, which involved some coding skills.