Student success at Alan Turing Cryptography Competition


Three teams from Belper School and Sixth Form Centre recently took part in the 2015 Manchester University Alan Turing Cryptography Competition.

We are delighted to announce that Team “Abstract” achieved second place overall in the competition. They also have the distinction of being the first team nationally to have solved the final round.

In addition, Team “Quomodo” achieved third place overall.

This is a popular national competition, and at the start of the challenge there were some 1000 teams, so to have achieved second and third place respectively is an incredible accomplishment.

Teams Abstract and Quomodo have both been invited to a prize-giving ceremony and lunch at Manchester University on the 29th April.

Further details on the competition, along with the leaderboard, can be found here:
http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/cryptography_competition/leaderboard.php

Huge congratulations to all the students who took part, and also to teacher John Speight who organised the school’s entry into the competition.