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Student Success in Biology Olympiad

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Loveday Hedgcock, Katie Clarke and Henry Vijayaratnam have received awards from the Intermediate Biology Olympiad, having taken part in the competition last month.

The Intermediate Biology Olympiad is open to students around the world, who are in the first year of post-16 education.

Testing students’ biology knowledge, the competition consists of a one-hour multiple choice paper to be taken online under staff supervised exam conditions. Questions were set on topics students are likely to have covered at GCSE and in their first year of A level. It aims to encourage them to continue studying the biosciences beyond school.

Students who take part are encouraged to reference their participation in their further/higher education applications. Top scoring students will be offered the opportunity to attend an award ceremony in London.

Commenting, our Head of Biology, Dr Rebecca Stone, said: “Loveday, Katie and Henry are to be congratulated for putting themselves forward for this exam and for their success. Loveday's gold is a huge achievement as only 5.3% of students sitting it are awarded this top level.”

Results breakdown:

Loveday Hedgcock: Gold 5.3% of candidates

Katie Clarke: Silver 10.3% of candidates

Henry Vijayaratnam: Commended 14.8% of candidates


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