Five gifted and talented IT and Computer Science students are celebrating after being invited to take part in the TCS Oxford Computing Challenge after they placed in the top 10% in the country of the Bebras Computer Thinking Challenge.
The Bebras Computing Thinking Challenge is a global test that introduces computer skills to student and is designed to inspire students in over 40 countries around the world.
Over 70 Cronton students took the test that included solving the kind of difficult problems that software engineers would be challenged with on a daily basis.
The majority of the students achieved a distinction or a merit with five high achievers being invited by The University of Oxford to take part in the TCS Oxford Computing Challenge in March.
Debbie Kennah I.T tutor at Cronton Sixth Form said, “We are so proud of what Lewis Davies, Adam Grannell, Samm Balderstone, Ben Harding and Jonathon Worrall have achieved to date and will be carefully tracking their progress, and wishing them luck in the next stage. It is a fantastic achievement for all five students to reach the top 10% in the country in the challenge and receive an invite from such a prestigious university.”