Top placings at Biology Olympiad

Earlier in the year, several Alton College students participated in the British Biology Olympiad. More than 6000 students from around the UK take part in the competition, but only the top 16% receive awards. The first stage of the competition took place at College and involved a two hour multiple choice exam covering material from both AS and A2 topics, so the results from first year students are particularly impressive as they have only studied AS. ‘Interested and enthusiastic’ sessions were run by the Biology Department and all biology students were invited to attend. These additional lessons covered biological topics to stretch the students beyond the exam specification.

The awards have recently been presented to students and the results from Alton College entrants are as follows:

Second Years
Max Boxall - Silver medal (previously at Bohunt School)
Emma Buzzard - Silver medal (previously at Robert May’s School)
Sam Gasson - Silver medal (previously at Amery Hill School)
Rory Attwell - Bronze medal (previously at Bohunt School)
Sam Williams - Highly commended (previously at Bohunt School)
Dom Pearson - Commended (previously at Weydon School)

First Years
Jessamy Ahmed - Silver medal (previously at Alton Convent School)
Laura Denton - Bronze medal (previously at Amery Hill School)

Find out more about studying Biology at Alton College here