CHS Linguists Take Bronze In Olympiad Challenge

CHS’s Modern Languages students made the top 35% of entrants in national competition, the UK Linguistics Olympiad (UKLO).

Competing in the event’s fiendishly difficult Advanced Level aimed at Sixth Form students, 14 pupils from CHS solved a variety of linguistic problems – and 6 achieved a bronze award.

Adam Powell, Amy Dunning, Hildie Leyser, Jack Nolan, Lily Danson and Rebecca Pope were tested on their ability to think critically and logically – crucial qualities for academic success.

Jack’s achievement was particularly notable, as a Year 11 student taking the Advanced Level quiz.

CHS Head of Modern Languages, Mr John Wilson said: “This is the first time the school has entered the competition. We are delighted with this success which we hope to build on by entering more students next year.”

The achievement follows recent linguistic success with 4 CHS students being offered places at University of Oxford or University of Cambridge to study Spanish, French or German.

Amy, has been offered a place to study Spanish at Lincoln, Oxford.

Would you make the grade? Try your hand at some of the questions on the competition website.