GORING maths whizz Verity Bennett is celebrating after winning the UK BEBRAS Computational Thinking Challenge based at Oxford University.
The talented 17-year-old BHASVIC student won joint first place in the Elite age group category with Jacob Mair from Burnham Grammar School.
To top off the success at Oxford’s department of computer science last Saturday, Verity confirmed her offer from Cambridge this week to read mathematics.
Verity was among 103 top-achieving students from years six to 13 invited to take part in the final challenge before attending lunch and a prize-giving ceremony at Hertford College.
The finalists were drawn from more than 50,000 students across the UK who took part this year and Verity was one of only two females among the 40 competing in the Elite (16 to 19) category.
Among other BHASVIC students invited to the competition, Sam Caughley came eighth.
The challenge 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.
Last year, Verity and fellow BHASVIC student Owen She-Yin achieved perfect scores, two of only 25 to achieve 180 out of 180.
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