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Record year for Langley in Oxford University computing

More than 400 Langley Prep and Senior School pupils (from Year 3 upwards) entered Oxford University’s Bebras Challenge. And now the results are in!

In a record year for Langley, 18 of our pupils are in the top 10% of Computer Scientists across the country following the Bebras Challenge, which involves problem solving using computational thinking, based on problems that Computer Scientists meet themselves. Special mention to Prep pupils Henry R (Owls, Year 3) for scoring highest in the country with 119 out of 119 in the Kits age category (6 – 8), and Finley W (Owls, Year 5) who scored highest in the county with 143 out of 152 in the Castors age category (8 – 10), plus Senior School pupil Asa (Mancroft, Year 10) who achieved the highest score in the county at Intermediate level for ages 12 -14, and Jess (Upper Sixth, Beauchamp) in the Elite category for ages 16 to 18, achieving the highest score in the county!

Congratulations to all 18 gold award winners across Langley Prep and Senior:

Asa (Senior, Mancroft, Year 10) 184 points
Jessica (Senior, Beauchamp, Upper Sixth) 155
Minnie (Senior, St Giles, Year 10) 152 points
Jayden (Senior, Mancroft, Year 7) 132 points
Benjie (Senior , Mancroft, Year 9) 130 points
Shai M (Prep, Wrens, Year 8) 130 points

Beau K (Prep, Crows, Year 7) 129 points
Oscar (Senior, Beauchamp, Year 9) 129 points
Ayrton (Senior, Mancroft, Year 9) 128 points
Christian (Senior, St Giles, Year 9) 128 points
Hugh (Senior, Beauchamp, Year 9) 128 points
Georgina (Senior, St Giles, Year 7) 124 points

Jack (Senior, Crome, Year 8) 123 points
Hugo (Senior, Crome, Year 9) 119 points
Aisha-Nuriya (Senior, Beauchamp, Year 8) 118
Oliver (Senior, Beauchamp, Year 9) 117 points
Evie W (Prep, Crows, Year 8) 115 points
Tafadzwa (Senior, Mancroft, Year 9) 113 points

Excitingly, our Senior School has also entered the Cyber Discovery Competition, in which we also have a strong record, including producing semi finalists and finalists. The top 100 competitors are then invited to an intensive Cyber Security training week. Watch this space!

What’s more, 2021 is shaping up to be an equally promising year in Computer Science as Langley Prep and Senior School continue to join forces in the following fields:

  • The national Cyber First Girls Competition
  • The international Oxford University Computing Challenge
  • The UEA’s Scratch Off competition
Published On: December 4th, 2020Categories: News, Prep, Senior

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