Following their success at the Cyberfirst competition last term, Mrs Green and our two qualifying Year 8 Computing students, Alexa M and Coco B (8SPI), ventured off to the Deloitte offices in London ready to compete in the GCHQ CyberFirst Final. CYBERFIRST GIRLS COMPETITION
They tackled the day with lots of enthusiasm and managed to finish in Sixth place. It was a fantastic achievement for them to qualify as a duo in the first place and we are so proud of them beating a number of other teams of four players. After inspirational talks by leading women from GCHQ and Deloitte, they followed up with four hours of competition gameplay where they had to solve a variety of digital and physical problems and challenges. Coco and Alexa were up against 12 other teams who had all qualified as teams of four so were faced with the challenge of having to do twice the work as they had qualified as a team of two.
The competition was won by Tiffin but Coco and Alexa were an absolute credit to the school and should be very proud of themselves for their accomplishment!
UKMT MATHS CHALLENGE
BRILLIANT CLUB UNIVERSITY TRIP
Earlier in the term, 123 students across Years 9 and 10 came together in the hall to compete in the UK Maths Trust Intermediate Maths Challenge.
Eleven of our Year 9 students visited Brasenose College, Oxford University as part of the Scholars Programme / Brilliant Club initiative. This initiative aims to inspire some of our students into possible routes after leaving Waldegrave School, encouraging them to think big and be aspirational. The group had a tour around campus, getting an insight into the life of a University student, visiting lecture rooms and student accommodation. The students asked plenty of questions and we hope they have been inspired.
Our top set students were put to the test as they tackled brain teaser questions, encouraging mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems.
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