Computer whizzes ace coding challenge

KS4 Computer Science students have had their programming prowess tested when they took part in round one of a coding challenge against teams from across the UK.

The students entered the Perse Team Coding Challenge Braben Cup – an annual coding competition for secondary schools which pits teams of students in Years 10 and 11 against each other in a timed automated coding challenge across two rounds.

Python is the main programming language choice for this coding challenge.

Out of 26 students from UTC Reading who participated in this challenge, 12 students (eight – Y11s and four – Y10s) received a distinction – the highest grade you can achieve – and three students (Y11s) received a merit. This was a great improvement compared to last year, where only two students achieved distinction and 10 achieved merit.

All the students who achieved distinction have now been selected to take part in Round 2, which is more challenging round. These chosen students will compete with other schools internationally in this second round.

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