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Biology Olympiad 2012

 Sixth Form pupils from the Stamford Endowed Schools recently attained a strong set of results in the 2012 British Biology Olympiad. Three of the pupils have been invited to an awards ceremony at the Royal Society due to their excellent performance in the competition.

Almost 4,000 students from across the country took part in the first round of the prestigious competition in February, which consisted of a multiple choice paper taken online. The topics covered in the first round included animal anatomy and physiology, plant anatomy and physiology, classification, behaviour, genetics and ecology.

Johannes Kangur and Patrick Conboy were awarded Silver, while Henrietta Hammant was awarded Bronze. All three will be invited to an awards ceremony being held at the Royal Society on Thursday 28th June.

Flossie Thompson was highly commended and Hannah Paish, Nickola Djacic and Ed Honeywood were commended.

The British Biology Olympiad challenges and stimulates gifted students with an interest in Biology to expand and extend their talents. In offering a wider syllabus than A-Level, it allows gifted students to demonstrate their knowledge and to be suitably rewarded and publicly recognised by the award of medals, certificates and other prizes.