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Biology Olympiad 2014
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Pembrokeshire College is building a reputation of competing at a high level in regional and national competitions. From vocational skills to academic competitions the College is proving to be a tough opponent.
Challenging and gruelling are just some of the words used to describe the Biology Olympiad Competition, but that did not deter the College’s A-level Biology students from competing in this year’s challenge.
The British Biology Olympiad challenges and stimulates students with an interest in Biology to expand and extend their talents; the aim is to encourage student to study the subject beyond A-level.
A record 5057 student took part nationwide in the first round, including 11 from Pembrokeshire College. A small number will now compete again before going onto the final in Bali. The College gained one Gold Medal – Livi Collens (who has been offered a place to study at Middlebury University in the USA), one Highly Commended Certificate – Alex Jowett and 3 Commended Certificates – Jack Wilkinson-Dix, Sunny Sun and Trystan Rummary. “I am very proud of their achievement, this competition is not for the faint hearted,” said Biology lecturer Kate Bassett-Jones. The medal winners will be able to win a chance to see guest speaker Professor Alice Roberts, author of EVOLUTION: The Human Story, at the award ceremony held in London later this year.