February 2019 Back to news

Success at the Perse Coding Challenge

At the end of last half term, four Computer Science pupils (Pictured L-R Joe Kooreman, Charlie Carpenter, Nikita Peleshatyi and Michael Haney ) from Year 11 took part in the Perse Coding Challenge, a national competition requiring students to complete a set of programming problems in 40 minutes.

From a national field of some 2000 entrants, all four pupils scored 100%, gaining Distinction certificates and entry into the final round where they will compete for the trophy and a £1,000 prize.

It is particularly pleasing to know that Michael and Nikita, (who finished the challenge in less than half the allotted time), were placed in the top sixteen competitors nationally. They are looking forward to the final in a few weeks’ time!