The British Biology Olympiad (BBO) aims to challenge and stimulate gifted students with an interest in Biology to expand and extend their talents. In offering a wider syllabus than A-level, it allows these students to demonstrate their knowledge and to be suitably rewarded and publicly recognised.

This year, 4000 A Level Biology students from across the UK took part in the British Biology Olympiad including a number from DCGS. One of our students, Simrit Kudhail, secured a superb silver medal award by achieving a score that placed him amongst the top 200 students. Bronze medals were gained by Jamie Bristow, Tom Deane, Samar Hussain, Sean Kellam, Ben Mack, Will Oakley, Karan Panesar and David Platts. This is the first time that the school has had more than 3 medal winners in one year so congratulations to all who took part.

Simrit has an offer from Birmingham to study Medicine and will receive his award from Professor Steve Jones at the Awards Ceremony taking place at the Royal Society on 28th June. All the other students have offers to study science based courses at university from September.