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Emily is a finalist in the UK Brebas Computational Thinking Challenge

Emily receiving her finalist's certificate from Peter Millican, Professor of Philosophy at Hertford College, University of Oxford

Emily (Year 7) was invited to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, as a finalist in a UK-wide competition – The UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge.

Reaching the final of the Juniors (10–12) age group is an impressive achievement, as 79,986 students entered the first round for this age group. Emily was among the top 61 highest achieving students invited to the final round in her age group. 

The UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge, supported by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, 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 (which girls at King’s High did in Computer Science lessons), students had to try and solve as many problems as possible in the allotted time. There were six age categories, and the highest scoring students from the four age groups (Elite, Seniors, Intermediate, and Juniors) were then invited to the Department of Computer Science at Oxford for the finals.