In the Senior Biology Olympiad competition, eight Upper Sixth pupils were commended or highly commended and nine Upper Sixth pupils went even better by winning a medal. Six bronze, two silver and one gold medal were awarded. 50% of our pupils medalling compares very well to only 30% nationally achieving the same level.
The British Biology Olympiad challenges and stimulates students with an interest in Biology to expand and extend their talents. It enables students to demonstrate their knowledge and to be suitably rewarded and publicly recognised by the award of medals, certificates and other prizes. It is hoped that competing in the Olympiad will encourage students already interested in this valuable, wide-ranging and rewarding subject to continue their study beyond A-level. In addition to encouraging and rewarding pupils in their studies the BBO is the first stage in selecting a team to represent the UK at the International Biology Olympiad.
Congratulations to our medal winners: