Palmer’s Science students Harry King and Samuel Keeley have received special recognition after performing fantastically during a series of tough online tests.
Both students were entered into the Royal Society of Biology British Olympiad competition which consists of two one hour multiple choice papers taken online.
Karen Prior, Biology tutor at Palmer’s College said: “This was only the second time Palmer’s had participated in the competition. In 2014 we won Bronze and this year we won Silver. We are now looking forward to Gold and participation in the UK team in the future.”
Mark Vinall, Principal of Palmer’s College said: “Congratulations to Harry and Samuel on their great success in the Biology British Olympiad competition. As well as being a great achievement, involvement in the Olympiad also enhances the university applications of those students who accept the challenge.”
In addition to encouraging and rewarding pupils in their studies the Biology British Olympiad provides a means of selecting a team to represent the UK at the International Biology Olympiad. The IBO seeks to challenge by both theory and practical tests some of the top pre-university biology students in the world, with 60 countries taking part. The Olympiad is also supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).