Three Upper 6 girls did exceptionally well in this year's national Biology competition, the British Biology Olympiad. The British Biology Olympiad was established to challenge and stimulate gifted students with an interest in Biology.
P.G. was one of only a handful of the 4,000 entrants to be awarded Gold, while A.O. achieved Bronze (1 mark off Silver!) and L.U. was 'commended'.
'It was harder than any A Level work we have had to do so far,' agreed the girls, 'but it was a great challenge.' P. now goes on to the 2nd of 3 rounds at the end of this month. Competition is tough and only 16 students will make it to the final and from those, four students will be chosen to represent the UK as one of the 60 countries taking part in the International Biology Olympiad in Singapore in July.
All three girls are going on to study Biology related courses at University. P. will be reading Biological Sciences at Oxford, A.: Biology at Bristol and L.: Ecology and Environmental Science at Leeds.