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British Biology success for Imogen and Gowri
28th February 2019

Two Sixth Form pupils have achieved a significant honour from a prestigious national science competition.

Imogen Camp and Head Girl Gowri Pradeep, Year 13 pupils at the school, recently took part in the British Biology Olympiad, which is open to students in post-16 education studying at school or college.

The competition consists of two, 45-minute multiple choice papers to be taken online under staff supervised exam conditions, with those achieving the highest scores offered the opportunity to attend an award ceremony in London.

There was plenty to celebrate from a Rydal Penrhos perspective, with Imogen further showcasing her immense academic prowess by securing a Gold Award as a result of her exceptional efforts.

Gowri also emerged from the competition with an enormous amount of credit, scooping a Silver Award to add to her exceptional list of achievements during her time at the school.

Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding, said: “This was an outstanding effort from Imogen and Gowri, who are two of Rydal Penrhos’ brightest young minds and will undoubtedly go on to great things in the future.

“They embody everything we look to install into our pupils during their education here at Rydal Penrhos, and They can be enormously proud of their continued success and overall influence on school life.”

In addition to encouraging and rewarding pupils in their studies, the BBO is the first stage in selecting a team to represent the UK at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO).

The IBO seeks to challenge by both theory and practical tests some of the top pre-university biology students in the world, with more than 60 countries taking part.

The UK teams have had considerable success at IBO and we are very grateful to BBSRC for its continued support of the UK team's participation.

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