Published on: Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Between 6-9 May, a number of King's pupils in Years 9 and 10 competed in the UK Biology Challenge. This consists of two, twenty-five-minute papers taken under staff supervised exam conditions.

This competition stimulates curiosity for the natural world and encourages pupils to take an interest in biology outside of school.

Pupils completed questions that were on the school curriculum, but the competition also rewards those pupils whose knowledge of the subject has been increased by reading books and magazines, watching natural history programmes, taking notice of the news media for items of biological interest, and are generally aware of our natural flora and fauna.

Four pupils, Tilly F, Tom B, Ruby B-K and Franklyn S won the Gold Award.

Silver Award winners were William K, Oscar M, Hao L, Alex R, Kevin L and Hugo H.

Those winning the Bronze Award were Beth W, Ashton R, Gray S, Shona M, Rudi R, Cameron W, Gabriel F, Caleb S, Hannah C, Greta S, Hayden H, Matthew C, Archie HM, Rada P, Isobel N and Lucas L.

Our Head of Science and Biology, Dr Stone, said "The Gold Award is extremely difficult to attain, so the four pupils who did performed incredibly well. Also a number of entrants are in the Third Form, so this is a huge achievement."

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