A LEVEL Biology students from King’s Ely received an impressive collection of awards at this year’s British Biology Olympiad – a national competition that only pupils with predicted A grades may enter.

Emily Holdsworth, Sam Huguet and Luke Cave received bronze medals and certificates, Lueh Chien and Tony Lesmeister were awarded commendations and James Wege was highly commended. The Head, Sue Freestone, presented them with their awards at assembly this morning (May 8).

The British Biology Olympiad challenges and stimulates students with an interest in Biology to expand and extend their talents. In offering a wider syllabus than A Level, it allows students to demonstrate their knowledge and to be suitably rewarded and publicly recognised by the award of medals, certificates and other prizes. It is hoped that competing in the Olympiad will encourage students to continue their study beyond A Level.

“The students faced a gruelling two-hour paper and the competition was fierce,” commented Biology teacher Paul Lott at today’s assembly.

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