Well done to the 71 students who participated in the Oxford University Computing Competition, a competition open only to those who achieved a Gold Certificate or performed within the top 10% nationally in the UK Bebras Challenge late last year.
Year 8 Gwenhwyfar thoroughly enjoyed the computational thinking tasks, declaring that "the OUCC was really fun and exciting, but also stretched us in multiple coding challenges. We are all eagerly awaiting the results!"
Especial congratulations go to the 15 students who achieved a Merit for their efforts, awarded to those who managed a score of higher than 25. Year 10 Kate and year 11 Elizabeth, for instance, both tallied impressive scores of 34, not far off at all from the benchmark for earning a Distinction, set this year at 40 and above.