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British Biology Olympiad

British Biology Olympiad

Each year at Bosworth students have the chance to take part in various Olympiad competitions, including the British Biology Olympiad (BBO). The first round consists of two, one-hour multiple choice papers taken online in January.

The BBO challenges and stimulates students with an interest in Biology to expand and extend their talents. It enables students to demonstrate their knowledge and to be suitably rewarded and publicly recognised. It is hoped that competing in the Olympiad will encourage students already interested in this valuable, wide-ranging and rewarding subject to continue their study beyond A-level.

In addition to encouraging and rewarding pupils in their studies the BBO is the first stage in selecting a team to represent the UK at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO). Students can only progress to team selection if they have been studying in a UK school for the two years preceding the IBO. A key aim for the IBO is to stimulate students to expand their knowledge beyond the curriculum and to encourage them to continue further study in this subject; it tests both the theoretical knowledge and practical skill of the top pre-university biology students from over 60 countries.

Tom Pitt (Head of Biology at Bosworth) believes, “The Olympiad is a great experience because it recognises student achievement and encourages young people to challenge themselves.”

Student successes this year include five A2 students and 2 AS students:

Highly Commended: Janani Nikawala Widanalage

Commended: Frances Amokaye, Khaliesah Bolhassan (AS), Ellie Crawley (AS), Grace Leong, Corey Markie, Zahra Moghimi

Pictured above from left to right: Mr Pitt (Head of Biology), Frances, Janani, Corey and Grace

For more information on A-level Biology: https://www.bosworthcollege.com/course/a-level-biology/

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