Last week we hosted the 2015 UK Final of the MOS World Championship at Microsoft UK HQ in Reading. It was a fantastic day at Microsoft, with the 20 UK Finalists hearing from Microsoft, Certiport / Pearson VUE and Prodigy Learning representatives, completing their own Hour of Code and taking their final exams in Word or Excel. Most importantly, we revealed the Champions and Runners Up for each category:
- UK Champion:Alfie-Fuller Burgess (Ormiston Park Academy)
- 2nd Place:Logan Cooper(Ormiston Park Academy)
- 3rd Place:Alex Campbell (St Helens College)
- UK Champion: Thi Ngoc Linh (London School of Economics and Political Science)
- 2nd Place: Richard Johnson (St Helens College)
- 3rd Place: Nathan Chan (Liverpool John Moores University)
Congratulations to the UK Champions, their Schools and their Teachers for a fantastic achievement. Alfie and Linh (the UK Champions) have won the trip of a lifetime to fly the flag for the U.K. at the World Championship in Dallas later this summer. We wish them the best of luck! Richard and Logan both left with a Microsoft XBOX One Console and Alex and Nathan won themselves a Microsoft Lumia Phone each.
The prizes were presented by Dr Nicola Hodson (General Manager – Marketing & Operations, Microsoft UK), Steve Beswick (Director of Education, Microsoft UK), Matthew Poyiadgi (Vice President – EMEA, Pearson VUE) and Andrew Flood (CEO, Prodigy Learning).
The UK has a great recent history in the MOS World Championship with 3 Winners in the last 5 years. In Washington D.C. in 2013 Kieran Youngman (Sawtry Community College) was crowned World Champion for MOS Word, while in San Diego in 2011, Rebecca Rickwood (also Sawtry Community College) was named World Champion for MOS Excel. Most recently in 2014, Certiport named Hannah Wilson (also Sawtry Community College) as the Third Place Winner for MOS Word.
Prodigy Learning would like to take this opportunity to thank all Schools, Teachers (and Students) who participated in this year’s MOS World Championship in the U.K. – there was record participation and some very high scores so well done to all involved!
UK Final Photo Album
Image: Pictured are the 2015 UK Champions Alfie-Fuller Burgess (Word) and Thi Ngoc Linh (Excel) with Andrew Flood (CEO, Prodigy Learning) and Matthew Poyiadgi (Vice President – EMEA, Pearson VUE).
For a full selection of images from the 2015 UK Final of the MOS World Championship please click here.
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.