Archit makes the top 10 at the Oxford University Computing Challenge finals

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Computer whizz, Archit U, made the top 10 at the finals of the Oxford University Computing Challenge.

The Junior School pupil placed 9th after competing against 20 other students from across the country – including many who were older than him.

Having progressed from Round 1, during which participants have 60 minutes to answer as many of the 12 problems given to them as possible, Archit was required to complete a series of harder programming challenges within an hour,

Initially, 2,713 Juniors (Year 6 and 7) entered the prestigious competition which is an invitation event which aims to encourage students who have achieved a top 10% score in the UK Bebras Challenge to develop their skills further and produce programmed solutions to computational thinking problems.

Speaking about Archit’s achievement, Miss Lynn, Computer Science teacher, said: "I’m really proud of Archit for getting through to the finals of the Oxford University Computing Challenge. He competed incredibly well against a strong field of students, many of whom will have been from Senior Schools, so he should be very proud of coming in 9th place. He competed calmly and confidently, and I look forward to seeing him continue to develop in Year 7."

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