French Code Breakers Take Part in GCHQ Competition

French Code Breakers Take Part in GCHQ Competition

It was Caterham’s first participation in the National Language Competition organised by the GCHQ- the UK’s intelligence, security and cyber agency. Several teams of Third Year pupils entered this virtual competition, over one week in November, where teams from schools around the UK compete against each other to solve language-based puzzles and score points.

Our valiant competitors represented Caterham amongst 500 other schools and a total of 3209 teams nationwide.

The pupils put their language skills to the test and competed for the top score on the leaderboard. It was a challenging race right up to the very end and our linguists showed great resolve and commitment. After an outstanding effort from all our code breakers in the making, our teams came in the top 550, with Caterham’s top team making it to the 70th place out of 3209 teams nationwide!  Congratulations to the “Good Stormy Hawks (their NLC Team’s name): Namratha, Abi, Sophia and Ann.

It was great to see our linguists use their skills and they can be very proud of what they have achieved! A very enriching experience which has allowed them to acquire some important tactics and very valuable language and code breaking skills, ready to enter next year’s competition . NLC watch this space! Congratulations to all who took part. Bravo!

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