Computer challenge finalist - George Willcox

Date Published:
Monday 05 February 2018
Computer challenge finalist - George Willcox

Congratulations to talented student, George Willcox, who was invited to the University of Oxford on Saturday as a finalist in a UK-wide computing competition - The UK BEBRAS Computational Thinking Challenge.

George was among the top 60 highest achieving students in his age group (16-18) out of the 5,174 students in the UK who entered. He was invited to the final round and was presented with his finalist’s certificate at a prize-giving ceremony at Hertford College this weekend. Well done George!

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. There are six age categories. The highest scoring students from the four oldest age groups (Elite, Senior, Intermediate, and Junior) were then invited to the Department of Computer Science at Oxford for the finals over two weekends in January and February.