Biology Olympiad and Challenge
This year the Biology department entered 10 girls into the prestigious national competition the Biology Olympiad which is open to sixth formers from all schools. During the first round, students sit a one and a half hour multiple choice paper which gets progressively more difficult as you go through the paper. One quarter of the paper is curriculum-based with the other questions requiring the use of interpretative skills. Many congratulations to Amrit Gosal, SFC2, who was awarded a Gold medal, which puts her in the top 40 in the country and Maha Hussain, SFC2, a Bronze medal. A further six girls were awarded Highly Commended and Commended certificates.
The Biology Challenge is a newly introduced country-wide Biology competition for juniors and is very similar to the Biology Olympiad. Students write two thirty minute multiple choice questions, about a third of which are curriculum-based. Successful answering of these questions also relies on the use of interpretative skills. Four classes of UC4 biologists were entered into the competition and we are delighted to say that eight girls were awarded Gold medals, 11 girls were given Silver medals and 13 girls were awarded Bronze medals. A further twelve girls were awarded Highly Commended and three girls were awarded Commended.
Presentations were made in early May.
Isabella Mech, Head of Biology
Article Created 14/05/2010