This year girls in Lower 5 and some in Upper 4 entered the Biology Challenge, a national competition run by the Society of Biology. We were delighted to hear that Cici in Upper 4 was awarded a Silver Medal and four Bronze Medals were won by Onna, Lily, Buffy and Saskia in Lower 5. In total seventeen 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 Upper 4 - Lower 5 (Year 9/Year 10) or their equivalent across the UK. The Challenge aims to encourage students in their interest in Biology, involve as many students as possible in a challenging and interesting biology competition and act 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. As well as students who are generally aware of our natural flora and fauna.
Hannah Peel, Head of Biology, commented: “I was delighted with the strong performance from our students this year. For Cici to win a Silver Medal in Upper 4 is especially impressive as she has only just started the GCSE Biology course.”