The UK Linguistics Olympiad (UKLO) is a national competition in which students of any age or ability level are required to solve fiendishly difficult linguistics puzzles. Whitgift has been entering pupils into the UKLO since 2012. This year, 12 brave Whitgift pupils took part. Many of them are considering applying to read Languages at top universities.
The pupils competed in the Advanced Competition, challenging themselves in this head-scratching and intellectually rigorous test of code-breaking and linguistic aptitude. Visit the UKLO website for a flavour of the problems: https://www.uklo.org/problems-2020
Congratulations to all the pupils who entered the competition, and especially the following students, for securing medals:
Silver medallist - Khinley Trott (Lower Sixth Former)
Bronze medallists - Sami Haddour, Teddy Homes Summers, Joshua Tikare & James Vandrau (Lower Sixth Formers)
Bronze medallist - Oscar Gloux (Fifth Former)