The Beaver Computing Challenge (BCC) introduces computer science to students. It is designed to get students with
little or no previous experience excited about computing.
- Students in Grade 6 or below are eligible for the Grade 5/6 BCC.
- Students in Grade 8 or below are eligible for the Grade 7/8 BCC.
- Students in Grade 10 or below are eligible for the Grade 9/10 BCC.
Held online during two weeks of November. Visit Our Contests for dates and deadlines
for the current year.
- 12 multiple choice questions for 60 total marks (Grade 5/6)
- 15 multiple choice questions for 90 total marks (Grade 7/8 and Grade 9/10)
- 45 minutes
- Written by individuals online
- Some calculators permitted
The BCC is a problem-solving contest with a focus on computational and logical thinking. Questions are inspired by
topics in computer science but only require comfort with concepts found in mathematics curriculum common to all
provinces. Connections to Computer Science are described in the solutions
to all past contests.
- Teachers can arrange to have students write the contest in the classroom or remotely and are responsible for
ensuring that students are supervised appropriately.
- Students and supervisors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the system prior to the official
contest date using the BCC Practice and Live
- Through their supervisor, each participant will be provided a link and a password to access a secure online
platform where they will input their information and submit their responses. Students will not receive
their results immediately.
- Results will be e-mailed to the Contest Supervisor approximately one week after the challenge. Certificates
of Participation and Certificates of Distinction will be made available.
- Visit Instructions for BCC Supervisors to learn
more about what’s involved in supervising the Beaver Computing Competition.
Results and Recognition
To learn more about our contests, follow the links below to get started:
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