Derby Grammar School’s reputation for achievement in the sciences is well known, and now our Biology pupils have been recognised for their excellence and achievement in the British Biology Olympiad (BBO).

In 2017 more than 7500 students from around the world entered the competition, of which seven were from Derby Grammar School’s year 13.

Philip Holloway and James Cochrane won a Silver award, meaning they were in the top 16% of all entrants. Matthew Taylor achieved a Bronze award and was in the top 31%. Robbie Paton, Hamaad Hussain, Marcus Latham and Indy Mudhar all received Commended or Highly Commended certificates.

Mr Lowden, Biology teacher at Derby Grammar School said: “We are very proud of these students. Their results demonstrate how well they know and understand their subject. All are high achievers, were prepared to put in extra work to prepare for the exams, and can demonstrate they can apply their knowledge to all areas of biological sciences.”

The BBO is an annual competition which challenges and stimulates students with an interest in Biology to expand and extend their talents. It enables students to demonstrate their knowledge and to be suitably rewarded and publicly recognised by the award of medals, certificates and other prizes.