2022 was the second year that The Oxford University Computing Challenge (OUCC) ran. We had an increased uptake of students sitting this coding-based competition (41 students in the Senior School and 14 students in the Junior School), which was indicative of the growth in skills and knowledge of programming amongst our students. The OUCC builds on the principles used in the Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT) competition and allows students to develop their skills further to produce programmed solutions to computational thinking problems.
The OUCC consists 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) in Term 3.
The standard in the competition this year was more rigorous than ever, requiring a perfect score to progress to round 2. The following students performed exceptionally well in their respective divisions of the OUCC, after progressing to round 2 (finals).
- Xander Grice (Year 12)1st Place Senior Division
- David Taylor (Year 10) 8th Place Intermediate division
I would also like to acknowledge the following students who performed well in round 1 of the competition.
Xander Grice Year 12 Perfect Score
David Taylor Year 10 Perfect Score
Casper Cai Year 10 Distinction
Aarav Kochar Year 7 Distinction
Carbon Li Year 7 Distinction
Jinhua Liu Year 8 Distinction
Dan Nguyen Year 7 Distinction
Nicholas Robertson Year 8 Distinction
Caleb Scott Year 7 Distinction
Devansh Singhal Year 8 Distinction
Ryan Weinert Year 7 Distinction
Aarnav Sanghavi Year 6 Distinction
Nicholas Savvoulidis Year 6 Distinction
Rupert White Year 6 Distinction
Coordinator of Maths@Saints