Budding biologists succeed in national Olympiad

A group of talented young biologists received their certificates this week after successfully competing in the Intermediate Biology Olympiad set by the prestigious Royal Society of Biology.

The Olympiad took place over the summer and welcomes participants from across the UK.

The competition aims to test students’ knowledge above and beyond the specification and encourage them to continue studying the biosciences beyond A level.

In total, 22 students received a certificate, including Amelia Whitehead and Chloe Todd, who both achieved gold awards for their performance. As a result of their success, Chloe, who has now received an offer to study Medicine at The University of Liverpool, and Amelia, who has also applied to study Medicine at Cambridge and Birmingham Universities, were invited to join a fieldwork project with the Field Studies Council at Regent’s Park in London.

Julie Stephens, Biology teacher at Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College, said: “Congratulations to all the students who competed in this challenge, they did exceptionally well and should be extremely proud of themselves.”