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Olympic Effort from Biology Students

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Olympic Effort from Biology Students

In March this year, 12 of Notre Dame’s lower sixth students took part in the British Biology Olympiad, and eight were either commended or received a silver medal for their entries into this competition.

As it says on the BBO website, “The BBO challenges and stimulates students with an interest in biology to expand and extend their talents. It enables students to demonstrate their talent and to be suitably rewarded with publicly recognised certificates and medals.”

Any post-16 students can enter the British Biology Olympiad. To take part they complete two, 45-minute papers under exam conditions, supervised by staff. The papers require them to tackle unfamiliar topics and ideas using their problem-solving skills and understanding of biology.

8,476 16 to 18-year-old students from 622 schools took part in the Olympiad this year. Our students’ results were as follows:

Three students received a Commended certificate: Erin Chu, Judith Tetteyfio, and Matilda Pickard.

Three students received a Highly Commended certificate: India Greenhalgh, Ummayman Mahmood, and Maisy Mumby.

Two students did especially well, scoring in the top 15% of all entrants and being awarded Silver medals: Emma Harries and Caitlin Parr.

Congratulations to all 12 students who entered this competition, we are proud of your determination and hard work.

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