Biology Olympiad success

by Jessica Bouron, Year 13

Updated 16th July 2018: On Monday I attended the awards ceremony in London for the British Biology Olympiad. The event was definitely worth attending, particularly as the key note speaker was Dr Jonathan Copley, an Associate Professor in Ocean Exploration at the University of Southampton. His presentation explained the work he had done with the BBC when filming sections of Blue Planet 2 in the Antarctic. He was even part of the first dives by human-occupied vehicles to 1 km deep when he was there! I am really glad I got the chance to listen to his presentation and also speak to him after the awards. I also received some interesting advice as someone going on to study marine biology in September.

Original article from March: This year, I took part in the Biology Olympiad with four other students from my Year 13 Biology class. This national competition, which is run by the Royal Society of Biology, included two exams. The questions aim to cover a wide range of areas, including topics that extend beyond our syllabus. All of us were successful in gaining an award.

Jess Bouron – Bronze

Rawan Aly – Bronze

Anuhe Jahangirfad – Highly Commended

Conor McKenna – Highly Commended

Ali-Abdul Sheikh – Commended

Rawan and  I have been invited to attend the Education Awards Ceremony on the 9th of July. The ceremony will take place at the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology), Savoy Place in London.