Students’ Science achievement
British Biology Olympiad (BBO)
The British Biology Olympiad is a competition which is open to students around the world. It challenges and stimulates students with an interest in biology to expand and extend their talents, enabling them to demonstrate their knowledge and to be suitably rewarded with publicly recognised certificates and medals.
Our students were competing against nearly 8,000 other students by sitting two challenging 45-minute examination papers online in January 2018 and the results have just been released, with all sixteen students being invited to attend an awards ceremony in London.
However, as a result of his exceptional performance, one outstanding Lawrence Sheriff School student is now eligible to progress to the next round of the competition. Rob Gummery will be challenging the top students from across the country – this time with the aim of being selected for a place in the British squad of sixteen biologists. These sixteen will then train for selection as part of a final team of four students who will be representing Britain in the International Biology Olympiad in Iran in July.
Head of Biology, Mrs Bronia Costello said 'The Olympiad is a great opportunity to stretch our students beyond the realms of the A level Biology course and increase their understanding of the importance of the subject. As a school, we are particularly proud that every student we entered for the competition has been acknowledged with an award. This has boosted their confidence and is a fitting acknowledgement of all their hard work over the past 18 months.'