Two students at Stockton Sixth Form have recently won gold and bronze medals in the British Biology Olympiad, a national competition for 16 to 18-year-olds.
Martin Stoves (Ex-Ian Ramsey) achieved a Bronze medal and scored within the top 17.9% who entered and Callum Russell (ex- Our Lady & St Bede) achieved a Gold medal and scored within the top 6.7% who entered.
The British Biology Olympiad is a worldwide competition open to only the top achieving Biology students. It consists of two one hour multiple choice papers to be taken online under staff supervised exam conditions and just over 7,000 students from around the UK took part.
This year’s competition took place between 23rd – 31st January. Its aim is to challenge and stimulate students with an interest in biology to expand and extend their talents. It enables students to demonstrate their knowledge and to be suitably rewarded with publicly recognised certificates and medals.
Principal of Stockton Sixth Form and CEO of Tees Valley Collaborative Trust, Joanna Bailey said:
“It is wonderful to see our students pushing themselves outside of the curriculum and achieving outstanding results.
“This speaks volumes about the talent and dedication of our students at Stockton Sixth Form as well as the quality of teaching in our Science department here.
“Well done to everyone involved.”