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Daniel Awarded Merit In Oxford University Computing Challenge

Year 7 pupil, Daniel Oven Gibbs achieved a Merit in the prestigious Oxford University Computing Challenge.

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1st April 2021 — Year 7 pupil, Daniel Oven Gibbs achieved a Merit in the prestigious Oxford University Computing Challenge.

The challenge is an invitational event for those who finished 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 Oxford University Computing Challenge encourages pupils to develop their skills one stage further and consists of three sections of problems for pupils to solve.

Year 7 pupil, Daniel Oven Gibbs competed in the Junior section against just over 2,700 pupils who had qualified for this year’s OUCC competition. Daniel finished in the top 15%, achieving a Merit grade for his submission. It was a super result.

Head of Computer Science, Adam Depledge said, “This is a really fantastic achievement by Daniel. Computational thinking is 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 at such a young age and we look forward to seeing what he can accomplish in the future.”

Princethorpe College (Coed 11-18) is a day school in Warwickshire.

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