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Strode students successully compete in Biology Olympiad Awards

A number of Strode A Level Biology students have been successful in two challenging competitions run by the Royal Society of Biology, designed to test the students wider knowledge of the subject. 

 Year 2 A Level students achieved fantastic results in the British Biology Olympiad earlier in the year and have just received their certificates. The Biology Olympiad is run by the Royal Society of Biology and is aimed at students in post-16 education who want to test and stretch their understanding of the Biosciences.

Students take two online multiple-choice exams and those who achieve the top scores can be awarded Commended, Highly Commended, Bronze, Silver or Gold. 

Silver award winners were: Thomas Hedworth, from Street (formerly of Crispin School), Thomas Hewitt, from West Pennard (formerly of Millfield School), Amy Smith, from Shepton Mallet (formerly of Whitstone School) and Rebecca Vining, from Radstock.

Bronze award winners were: Uttam Magar, from Yeovil (formerly of Buckler’s Mead Academy) and Isobel Sargeant, from Langport (formerly of Huish Episcopi Academy).

Four other Strode students who entered all received Highly Commended awards.

Year 1 students were also able to participate in the Intermediate Biology Olympiad online, which took place in the first week of June despite the lockdown and was invigilated by parents at home. Questions were set on topics that students covered at GCSE and in their first year of A Level.

Megan Lee achieved a Gold award, with Alphi Baby and Minnie Mackay being awarded Bronze. Six further Strode College students were also Highly Commended, with four students being Commended.

Rosie Story, Lecturer in Biology, said: “We are pleased that the Biology Olympiad competitions were still able to take place this year and that many Strode Biology students have been recognised for their comprehensive knowledge of the subject above and beyond the requirements of their A-level. We wish the A2 students continued success with their future studies and careers.”

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