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Year 9 pupil achieves top score at Bebras Challenge

Published Thursday 14th of December 2017 12:04:03 PM

Year 9 pupil James Maxfield has achieved the best score in Somerset the intermediate category of the Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge, a competition where entrants solve problems related to concepts in computer science. James’s score was also in the top 1% nationally, from a pool of over 140,000 pupils from across the UK. All Millfield pupils in Year 9, along with 55 computer scientists in Year 10 and above took part in the challenge, which Millfield has entered for the third year running. Along with James, eight other Year 9 pupils scored highly in the intermediate category, finishing in the top 5% nationally: Caspian Fowler, Barney French, Olivia Mahony, Rozalia Moore, Will O'Callaghan, Rebecca Stowell, Jadiel Wahab and Sophia Wilson. In the senior category, three pupils finished in the top 5% nationally: Angel Chen (Year 10), Imogen Nell (Year 10) and Jasper Williams (Year 11). In the Elite category, Lower Sixth pupil Jacob St-Germain also finished in the top 5% nationally.
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