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Daniel Earns Himself A Distinction In The Oxford University Computing Challenge

02 Feb

Year 9 pupil, Daniel, was awarded a Distinction in the invitational 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 9, Daniel Ovens Gibbs competed in the Intermediate section this year against just over 9,500 pupils who had qualified for this year’s competition. To add to the challenge, this year the time limit to complete the tasks was reduced to 45 minutes instead of an hour. That did not faze Daniel though, who finished in the top 1%, achieving a Distinction grade for his submission as well as beating his score from last year.

Head of Computer Science, Adam Depledge said, “This really is a fantastic achievement by Daniel. Computational thinking is such an incredibly useful and powerful skill and Daniel has shown he has mastered it to a level well beyond his years. It’s great to see his abilities recognised in such a prestigious competition.”