Twelve Pupils Qualify For Prestigious Oxford University Computing Challenge
12 Computer Science pupils from Year 9 through to the Sixth Form have qualified for this year's Oxford University Computing Challenge.
Computer Science pupils from Year 9 through to the Sixth Form took part in the annual UK Bebras Computing Challenge at the beginning of November.
This well-respected challenge allows pupils to apply their computational thinking skills to solve a variety of logic problems against the clock.
Altogether, 104 Princethorpe pupils from across the age ranges were recognised with an award, with 30 pupils achieving a ‘Merit’ and a further 30 pupils achieving a ‘Distinction’.
11 pupils placed in the top 10% nationally, resulting in an invitation to compete in the prestigious Oxford University Computing Challenge in January. Congratulations to Year 9s Jasper Nicholls, Elwin Williams, William Long, Noah Cowlishaw, James Sinclair, Woody Osborn and Callum Chadwick, Year 11s Alex Lawrence, Zach Hawkins and Wilf Grindal and Upper Sixth Former Alex Flegg. Daniel Ovens Gibbs in Year 10 will also compete having pre-qualified based on exceptional performance in the OUCC in 2023.
Ed Musson, Head of Computer Science, was delighted and said, "Well done to all who took part! These are superb results. This year, Princethorpe College entered all pupils opting for Computer Science from Year 9 upward into the Bebras competition, leading to a significant rise in the number of pupils qualifying for the OUCC. We look forward to supporting pupils who will be taking on the OUCC in the new year!"