The junior version of the established Biology Olympiad attracted a total entry of over 30,000 students from across the country. The Biology Challenge questions were set on the school curriculum but also rewarded those whose knowledge of the subject has been increased by reading books and magazines, watching natural history programmes and taking notice of the news media for items of biological interest.

Sixteen of our students gained Gold Awards (top 1% nationally) which is a fantastic achievement. Conor Davidson (10P) and Tom Bailey (9R) achieved the highest marks in their respective year groups. Indeed, Conor’s score placed him amongst the top 40 students from across the country and, as a result, he has been invited to receive his award at the Awards Ceremony that will take place at The Royal Society.

The competition also contributed to the House competition with 10 Pearson and 9 Thorne emerging as worthy winners.