26th June 2014
Writing: Alex Bear (Year 10)
Every year students from Years 9 and 10 take part in the Biology challenge. This year 36,000 students from across the country and some from other countries participated in it. The top 0.1% were invited to go to the Royal Society to accept their certificate. I scored the highest in the year and, as it turns out, came in the top 0.05% in the country.
On my visit to the Royal Society I accepted my prize from Professor Alice Roberts. She gave a talk about embryology, which detailed the transformation of an embryo, and following this the certificates were presented. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and I is looking forward to taking part in the test next year. In Year 12 there is also the opportunity to take part in the British Biology Olympiad, which gives students a chance to represent the country at an international level.