Oxford University Computing Challenge

Posted 10 June 2021
Whole School

The Oxford University Computing Challenge (OUCC) builds on the principles used in the Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT) competition and helps students to further develop their skills to produce programmed solutions to computational thinking problems. The OUCC is an online competition, consisting of two rounds, each 60 minutes in length. The OUCC is also useful for identifying students who might like to progress to the Australian Informatics Olympiad (AIO) later in the year.

Students who performed well in the CAT competition in Term 1 were invited to sit the OUCC in Week 3 of Term 2. 17 students in the Senior School and 7 students in the Junior School sat Round 1 of the online competition which required them to solve problems using the Blockly programming language, as well as other programming languages of their choice. Students who performed well in Round 1 were invited to participate in Round 2.

The following students performed exceptionally well in their respective divisions of the OUCC. Students who achieved a score of 40 or above received a Distinction, whilst those with a score of 25 or above received a merit.

Junior School Upper Primary Division

Tao Wong Year 5 2nd place (equal second)
Caleb Scott Year 6 22nd place

Senior School Intermediate Division

David Taylor Year 9 15th place (Merit)

Senior School Senior Division

Xander Grice Year 11 1st place (Distinction)
Nicholas Koh Year 11 19th place (equal 19th) (Distinction)

Louise Firth
Maths@Saints Coordinator