Shrewsbury School

Success in the British Biology Olympiad

Monday 18 February 2013

Two golds and a silver from the first round of the 2013 Biology Olympiad, and Anna Oleryinova's score has taken her through to the second round.

The British Biology Olympiad is designed to challenge and stimulate the most talented young biologists in the country, and is open to all post-16 students in the UK.  There are three rounds to the competition, at the end of which the British team is selected to train for, and compete in, the International Biology Olympiad in Switzerland this July.  Further information is available on

Anna OlerinyovaSix of our pupils entered the Biology Olympiad this year, and we were delighted to hear that they all won awards in the first round: a 2-hour multiple choice paper that they sat in school (details below). One of our gold medallists, Anna Oleryinova (MSH UVI), had such a high score that she is now through to the second round and still has a chance to represent Britain at the International Final.

Gold medals
Anna Oleryinova (MSH UVI)
Alun Vaughan-Jackson (Ch UVI)

Silver medal
James Brent (Rb UVI)

Highly commended
Hannah Partington (MSH UVI)
Seren Kell (MSH UVI)

Rainbow Satchatippavarn (EDH UVI)

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