Duo secure Intermediate Biology Olympiad success
September 2, 2021

Two Rydal Penrhos pupils managed to secure success from a prestigious international biology competition.

We are always proud of the academic achievements of our pupils in terms of results, overall progression and the accomplishments they attain in various competitions the school enters throughout the academic year.

These events and challenges – both regional and national – play a huge role in the development of pupils throughout the school. It enables them to gain additional experience and acquire useful knowledge both from a particular subject and sitting something in a pressure situation ahead of examinations.

Another fine example of this came from the recent Intermediate Biology Olympiad, which is an international competition held annually and is open to pupils in the first year of post-16 education anywhere in the world.

Those entering the Intermediate Biology Olympiad are encouraged to reference their participation in upcoming further/higher education applications – highlighting the extra lengths they go to in pursuit of maximising their education before embarking on the next stage of their respective journeys.

The competition consisted of a one-hour multiple-choice paper that was taken online.

Questions were set on topics pupils are likely to have covered at GCSE and in their first year of A Level. Some additional ideas were also introduced requiring their problem-solving skills and understanding of core principles.

Two Rydal Penrhos pupils achieved success from the Olympiad.

After the scores were tallied, two Rydal Penrhos pupils emerged from the competition with success.

Paul Kenyon attained a Silver Award as a result of his fantastic efforts, with Damisola Animashaun earning a Highly Commended certificate.

Both Paul and Damisola are part of the school’s Senior Prefect team during the 2021/22 academic year, which begins next week in different circumstances with COVID-19 restrictions relaxed over the summer.

We would like to congratulate Paul and Damisola on their fine achievements in the Intermediate Biology Olympiad, something that should serve them well in the coming months.


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