With the end of term approaching, we turn our attention to September and what we are expecting to be a full return to lessons. For information on what we have achieved and what how we are planning for September, please click here.
As a BSA school we have signed up to their COVID-Safe Charter, available here. In addition, and to endorse our commitment to ensuring the safety of our students and staff, we have created our own WBS Hygiene Charter.
For our new and returning international students, our Frequently Asked Questions document will provide useful information and reassurances. Please view it here.
Pupils in years 7-9 and the Computer Science sets in years 10 and 11, took part in this year’s Bebras Computational Thinking Challenges. The Bebras Challenges consist of a set of short problems and are based on actual challenges that computer scientists often meet and require logical thinking to solve. Progressively, questions get harder and marks are deducted for incorrect answers. The focus is on fun but for the top achieving students there is the opportunity to attend a final round at the Department of Computer Science at Oxford University.
The top 10% of students in each age group are also invited to enter the TCS Oxford Computing Challenge in March. These are top results from this year:
Senior Challenge (23 entered)
Best in School: Jeet Ahluwalia
7 Distinctions : Zac Hall, Emma Blackie, Joey Fung, Sion Grand, Harry Ayres, Malte Kamrath and Jeff Law
There were also 6 merits.
Jeet not only had the best score in school but also the highest score in Devon.
Intermediate challenge (105 entered)
Best in School: Zac Johnson
27 Distinctions: Fatima Abed, Ruby Price, Noah Chbat, Jonty Beglin, Megan Peters, Anna Davies, Alex Gard, James Blackie, Luke Stapleton, Michael Blackie, Wilbur Guildford, Ruby Tovell, Vincent Burton, Poppy Galbraith, Chloe Hall, Chris Kenaan, Sasha Sparke, Isaac Spear, Elsa Thomson, Sandy Carrick, Jacques Coley, Caius Voicu, Peter Savory, Freddie Chadwick, Eden Robinson, Isaac Worthington and Angel Raji.
There were also 27 merits.
Junior Challenge (53 entered)
Best in School: Ryan Coll
13 Distinctions: Henry Peters, Charlie Jones, Brandon Francis, Daisy Whelan, Imogen McClure, Finnbarr O’Callaghan, Sophia Espinosa-Cabrera, Megan Thomas, Sam Johnson, Polly Kwiatkowski, Rowan Heap, Heather Easy and Mateo Haywood-Panella
There were also 14 Merits.
All students who took part have done very well, but special congratulations go to the following pupils who finished in the top 10% nationally and have therefore been invited to participate in the TCS Oxford Computing Challenge in March.
Jeet Ahluwalia (Best in School & highest score in Devon), Zac Hall.
Intermediate challenge – Zac Johnson (Best in School), Fatima Abed, Ruby Price, Noah Chbat, Jonty Beglin, Megan Peters, Anna Davies, Alex Gard.
Junior Challenge – Ryan Coll (Best in School), Henry Peters, Charlie Jones, Brandon Francis, Daisy Whelan, Imogen McClure, Finnbarr O’Callaghan, Sophia Espinosa-Carbrera, Megan Thomas, Sam Johnson.
We very much look forward to hearing all about their experience.