Exceptional success from British (International) Biology Olympiad
22nd May 2019

A number of Sixth Form pupils at Rydal Penrhos achieved exceptional marks from a prestigious international academic competition.

Four Year 13 pupils managed to emerge with success after taking part in the British (International) 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.

A total of 9,465 pupils from 727 schools from across the world took part in the thriving initiative this year.

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

She was one of only 681 candidates worldwide that managed to secure the outstanding feat.

Outgoing Head Girl Gowri was another to achieve considerable success with a Silver Award, which was attained by only 776 people that took part in the Olympiad across the globe.

Boarding pupil Malina Keil secured a Highly Commended mark as a result of her efforts, with Rafeez Mortuza attaining a Commended certificate for his performance during the Olympiad.

Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding, said: “This is an absolutely incredible result from our pupils, and in particular the efforts of Imogen and Gowri.

“For them to be ranked so high in a worldwide competition is a testament to their ability to thrive under pressure and the expert guidance and support they have received across their academic studies during their time at Rydal Penrhos.”

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