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It’s A Distinction For Daniel In Prestigious Oxford University Computing Challenge

04 Mar

Year 8 pupil, Daniel Oven Gibbs awarded a Distinction in the prestigious Oxford University Computing Challenge.

The Oxford University Computing Challenge is an invitational event for those who finish in the top 10% of the UK Bebras Challenge. Both challenges test skills such as logical thinking, pattern identification and decomposition as well as computer programming. The challenge encourages pupils to develop their skills one stage further and consists of a range of tasks and programming challenges to solve.

Year 8 pupil, Daniel Oven Gibbs competed in the Intermediate section this year against just over 6,650 pupils who had qualified for this year’s competition. Daniel finished in the top 3%, achieving a Distinction grade for his submission. A simply super result, especially considering that Daniel was up against pupils in Year 8 and Year 9.

Head of Computer Science, Adam Depledge said, “This is a fantastic achievement by Daniel. Computational thinking is an incredibly useful and powerful skill and Daniel has shown he has mastered it to a level well beyond his years. Daniel’s score was well over twice the average, and that was against the most talented pupils studying Computer Science. It’s great to see his abilities recognised in such a prestigious competition and we look forward to seeing what he can accomplish in the future.”