YOUNG biologists at ACS Hillingdon put in plenty of training for the mental athletics of the British Biology Olympiad.
The competition is open to all post-16 students, and because the ACS pupils are studying the International Baccalaureate and the Advanced Programme in Biology, they were in a with a chance of glory and a trip to Singapore this summer for the International Biology Olympiad.
In the end, Phillip Johnson narrowly missed out on the Gold Award by four points, and Anaelle Stenman missed out on the Silver prize by only a two point margin. Charmain Micklem achieved a Bronze Award and Oscar Croysdale received the Highly Commended prize.
Dr Neelu Sharma, biology teacher at the school in Vine Lane, Hillingdon, said: "Every year the students work so hard and it’s great to see them all rise to the challenge of the tough Biology Olympiad papers. This was the fifth year ACS Hillingdon took part and it remains a brilliant way of stretching our students learning beyond the topics they might normally come across in the classroom."