Prodigy Learning is delighted to announce the first 10 UK Finalists for the MOS World Championship as well as confirming the date for the National Final as June 17, 2015 at Microsoft UK in Reading.
10 students from around the UK have been chosen from thousands of eligible MOS exams taken during the First Qualifying Round between October 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 to qualify for the UK Final.
Finalists for Microsoft Word are:
- Alex Campbell (St Helens College)
- Guto Pari (RCT – Ysgol Llanhari)
- James Parsons (Brunel University)
- Joseph Poole (St Helens College)
- Kyle Livingston (Dundee and Angus College)
Finalists for Microsoft Excel are:
- Guste Balciunaite (Murray Park Community School)
- Harriet Sims (Harper Adams University)
- Jessica Pelling (Murray Park Community School)
- Sophie Sawyer (Bournemouth School for Girls)
- Thi Ngoc Linh Tran (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Andrew Flood (CEO, Prodigy Learning) commented: “Prodigy Learning congratulates each of the Finalists and their schools / teachers. It is a fantastic achievement. We’d like to thank all our customers who participated in the First Qualifying Round and encourage all eligible schools, colleges and universities to use the Second Qualifying Round as an opportunity to have their students join this group at the National Final in June.“
Second Qualifying Round (January 1, 2015 – May 15, 2015)
A further 10 students from around the UK will be chosen using the “top-score method” (highest exam score and lowest exam-taking time) in Word and Excel to qualify for the UK Final in June 2015. This round has now started and customers are encouraged to sit eligible exams without delay to be in with a chance of joining the list of National Finalists and winning fantastic prizes.
As a special incentive to centres
participating in the MOS World Championship, Prodigy Learning is
offering the following prizes* to the centres who deliver the highest
number of MOS exams in March and April 2015:
- 1st Prize: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (& Keyboard Bundle)
- 2nd Prize: Microsoft XBOX One Console
- 3rd Prize: Microsoft Lumia 535 Windows Phone (or similar)
*Prizes and criteria subject to change and at the discretion of Prodigy Learning.
UK Final (Date Confirmed: June 17, 2015)
The UK Final will bring together the 20 finalists (selected from the two Qualifying Rounds) at an event hosted by Microsoft UK in June 2015. Finalists will sit a further MOS exam in their qualifying category and the two UK Champions will be determined based on these results.
About the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship
The Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship is a global competition that tests students’ skills on Microsoft Office applications. Two UK Champions are sponsored by Prodigy Learning to represent the UK and compete at the World Championship annually. In 2015 two students will win the trip of a lifetime to represent the UK at the final round of the Championship in Dallas, Texas.