For the second year running since the CyberFirst Year 8 Girls competition introduced Semi-Finals, AGGS has secured a place to participate in the national competition run by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberfirst/girls-competition
The team from 8-4; Helen H, Medha A, Preet G and, Becky C, made a huge amount of progress during the qualification round completing challenges covering Networking, Cyber Security, Cryptography and Logic, and Programming (most of these challenges to a level which wouldn’t normally be covered until A Level or later!). It’s an absolute testament to their hard work, determination, and teamwork that they have progressed to the next stage, narrowly gaining a lead in the last minutes over 5 other teams within AGGS (who also worked incredibly hard and should be proud of their achievements)
As a result of the involvement and enjoyment that everyone had, Mr Starnes will be continuing the Year 8 Cybersecurity Club (online) for anyone who wishes to take part in weekly challenges and practical skills after the February half term on Friday lunches!
Full list of students who participated in the 2021 CyberFirst Year 8 Girls competition below:
Maaria D, Helen H, Sarah M, Otonye D, Nicole L, Gurkaran K, Olivia H, Bella C-B, Nedha A, Amy M, Nadia O, Kalila R, Samhita K, Tracy H, Shriya S, Preet G, Ella Y, Hannen E-A, Charlotte M, Becky C, Sharon B, Ranea B, Natasha A, Gloria C.