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Wyke Students Celebrate Biology Success

By 3rd June 2015Course News, News

A record 6,189 students from 582 schools took part in the British Biology Olympiad (BBO) this year, with Wyke entering eleven second year students in the first round.

The first round consisted of two one hour multiple choice papers taken online in schools in January. The 34% of students who achieved Gold, Silver or Bronze awards, will be invited to attend a Society awards ceremony later this year.

Wyke students placed highly in the challenging test, which is designed to assess biology knowledge above A-Level standard. Eight of our students placed in the top 34%, achieving Bronze awards, with Miguel Barrulas achieving a Silver award and placing in the top 18% of students participating nationally. The achievements of Wyke students in this competition are shown below:

  • Miguel Barrulas – Silver
  • Sophie Daly – Bronze
  • Heather Smith – Bronze
  • Hannah Jesney – Bronze
  • Alice Nicholls – Bronze
  • Liam Barratt – Bronze
  • Emily Blackburn – Bronze
  • Caitlin Marshall – Bronze
  • Lucia Brown – Bronze
  • Emily Hawcroft – Bronze

Dr Andrew Treharne MBE CBiol FSB, Chair, UK Biology Competitions said: “This is another record-breaking year for participation and the standard of entries was as high as ever. Many congratulations to all those students who have been awarded medals and certificates.”

Each of the Bronze and Silver medallists has been invited to the Royal Institution in London for the official prize-giving ceremony and a lecture from Dr David Chivers of the University of Cambridge.