Biologists Take On The Nation In British Biology Olympiad

A-level biologists took on the nation in the latest British Biology Olympiad which aims to challenge and stimulate students with a genuine interest in Biology. Ellesmere students were rewarded with a silver medal, two bronze medals as well as two highly commended awards for demonstrating their exceptional knowledge in the subject. The competition, organised by UK Biology Competitions (UKBC), is a Special Interest Group of the Society of Biology. The first British Biology Olympiad competition for schools affiliated to the IOB took place in 1995. It has attracted entries from over fifty schools and colleges and now receives thousands of entries.

Head of Biology, Reuban Strain, said "Our Sixth Form biologists have once again shown that they have an excellent understanding of the subject and have worked hard to ensure that their knowledge is not confined to that which is prescribed by the exam board. At Ellesmere College we believe that it is imperative in a subject like Biology that our students keep abreast of all the latest events in the subject and these results are testament to this. The students that have been recognised by the Society of Biology this year have all applied to read Medicine, Veterinary Science or applied to Oxbridge. They have certainly lived up to our high expectation".

15th May 2013  Back to News