Students from St Olave's Grammar School were finalists in computational thinking challenge at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford.
Talented students Linus, Aaditya , Hieronym, and William were invited to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford on the weekend of 2–3 February as finalists in a UK-wide competition – The UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge.
Reaching the finals of the Senior and Elite age groups is an impressive achievement, as a total of 25,957 students entered the first round for these two age groups (14–16 and 16–18). Linus, Aaditya and William were among the top 60 highest achieving students invited to the final round in each of their respective age groups, and were presented with their finalist’s certificates at a prize-giving ceremony at Hertford College. Linus in particular is to be congratulated for achieving the highest score among all finalists and being awarded a medal for first place in the Senior Challenge.
The UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge, supported by Google, is designed to get students excited about computing and computational thinking. It is a problem-solving contest with questions inspired by topics in computer science. In the first round, held in their own schools, students have to try and solve as many problems as possible in the allotted time. The highest scoring students were then invited to the Department of Computer Science at Oxford for the finals over two weekends in February.