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Monday, 25 February 2013
Fourteen Bolton School Boys’ Division Sixth Form pupils joined over 4000 students from almost 500 schools to take part in the first round of the British Biology Olympiad.
The Olympiad challenges and stimulates students with an interest in Biology to expand and extend their talents. The competition takes the format of a first and second round followed by a final, and in offering a wider syllabus than A-level, the Olympiad allows students to demonstrate their knowledge and to be suitably rewarded and publicly recognised by the award of medals, certificates and other prizes. The boys put in some very good performances - Siddharth Umapathy came away with a Bronze award, Drew Winstanley and Christian Warner with a Silver award, and Daniel Hurt and Joseph Ayathamattam’s performance resulted in a Gold award and an invitation to take part in round two.
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 provides a means of selecting a team to represent the UK at the International Biology Olympiad.
Congratulations to all who took part and good luck in round two to Dan and Joe.
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