Biology Students Go for Gold
Notre Dame’s A-level Biology students have excelled once more at the annual British Biology Olympiad.
This year, 52 of our students entered the competition, which is open to upper and lower sixth students studying at any school or college. More than 13,000 students from 800 schools worldwide took part.
The Olympiad, “challenges and stimulates students with an interest in biology to expand and extend their talents”, and consists of two, 45-minute multiple choice papers taken online under staff supervised exam conditions.
Nine of our students were highly commended, four received a bronze medal, two a silver, and one a gold – Anna Williams. Only 34% of the schools participating had gold medallist winners, which places Anna in the top 5% of UK students who took part.
A-level Biology teacher Kay McLeod said, “We are so proud of our students for pushing themselves out of their comfort zone for a really challenging event. All should be commended for participating.”