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Students get hacking

GCSE Computer Science students took part in the third round of a 6-hour long (legal) hackathon earlier this month as part of the national Cyber Security Challenge UK. The aim of the challenge was to test our students' cyber security skills by getting them to defend a virtual PC from threats and viruses. The team had to play a series of online qualifying rounds, which challenged their networking, coding and cyber security skills.

This is what our Computer Science Teacher, Mr Rehad to say about the challenge: "Not a day goes by without a high profile security attack being reported in the media. To survive the 21st Century we will need more security professionals. Competitions like this gives youngsters their first foot on the ladder to potentially filling one of these future cyber security roles".

Ellie-May in Year 12 was Assistant Team Coach and she had this to say about the team’s performance. "I think the team has done really well, working together and picking up things very quickly. If they keep up the hard work at this rate then we have a pretty good chance of making it to the final".

Fingers crossed that our students make it to the national finals!


The Cyber Security Team before they started round one of the challenge, our students have progressed all the way to round 3.