Abbeyfield Students in Top 10% Nationally for Computing

More than 500 of all ages took part in the UK Bebras Computing Challenge at Abbeyfield School. It is a national competition run by the University of Oxford that tests computational thinking and problem solving skills. 140,000 students took part from across the country and Abbeyfield students did extremely well. Overall, students achieved 262 Merit, Distinction or Best in School awards and achieved some national successes too.

Top Abbeyfield students in each age group were Carys Jones, Max Wild-Urquidi, Owen Simpson and Jake Fitzwater. Finlay Stewart, Hayley Latham, Emma Heal, Alfie Raby, Ben Smith, Hannah Warren, Isobel Hogkinson, Seb Millward, Harry Copcutt, Alex Merritt, Dominick Backiel, Elli Cooper, Grace Ferris, Melissa Lewkowicz, Rachel Johnston, Harry Underwood, Tia Payne, Maya Wong, Stan Cottam, Bradley Beck, Dylan Clark and Oliver Sutton all finished in the top 10% of their age groups. All of these students automatically qualify for Oxford’s next computing competition in March.

Abbeyfield are also delighted that Jake Fitzwater, who studies A Level Computer Science, Maths, Further Maths and Physics at Abbeyfield 6th Form gained one of the highest scores in the entire country and qualified for the Bebras final in January. This takes place at the University of Oxford.

Computer Science teacher Stefan Cook said: “I am proud of the achievements of all the students. Jake in particular is a student of exceptional ability and a great logical thinker. He is a brilliant all round Mathematician and Computer Scientist.”