Medals Abound in Biology Olympiad

Medals Abound in Biology Olympiad

Students from Lower 5 and in Upper 4 entered the Biology Challenge, a national competition run by the Society of Biology. We were delighted to hear that Sophia  and Fenella (L5) were both awarded Silver Medals. Six Bronze medals were won by Victoria, Megan, Freya and Cici (L5) and Coco and Simran (U4). In total, 22 girls received certificates including both Highly Commended and Commended.


The Biology Challenge is an online competition for schools run by The Society of Biology which is open to students in Year 9/Year 10 or their equivalent across the UK. The Challenge aims to encourage students in their interest in Biology. It involves as many students as possible in a challenging and interesting biology competition and acts as a junior version of the British Biology Olympiad which is open to sixth form students.

Questions in the Biology Challenge are set on the school curriculum but the Challenge also rewards those students whose knowledge of the subject has been increased by reading books and magazines, watching natural history programmes and taking notice of the news media for items of biological interest, and students who are generally aware of our natural flora and fauna.

Head of Biology, Hannah Peel, said, “I am delighted that the girls have done so well this year. Sophia was only one mark away from a Gold Medal and to see such strong performances from Upper 4 girls as well as Lower 5 is especially impressive.”