The British Biology Olympiad is a national competition which stretches and challenges those students with a deep interest in Biology. It is a platform to showcase their talents in this field and allows them to be publicly recognised by the award of medals, certificates and other prizes. There is also the potential for the top prize winners to represent the UK in the International Biology Olympiad.
Our entry into the British Biology Olympiad this year
The Biology Department at CTC continued to take part in the British Biology Olympiad in March 2022 with sixteen of our Year 12 and Year 13 Biology students eager to participate. They sat two online tests and out of the sixteen, seven students received awards. Two students achieved the top award of a gold medal, one achieved a silver medal, one was awarded a bronze medal, one received a highly commended award and two a commended award.
Why should I enter the British Biology Olympiad?
We believe that having the opportunity to compete encourages students already interested in this valuable, wide-ranging and rewarding subject to continue their study beyond A-level. Medal winners are invited to attend an awards ceremony held in London and those entering the final round of the competition may be lucky enough to be selected to represent the UK and travel overseas for the contest.