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Successes in biology

BEST in biology – that’s the achievement of Felpham Community College students.


Two of the pupils, Edward Reeder and Jenson Barker, received silver awards in this year’s challenge set by the Royal Society of Biology. This puts them in the top ten per cent of UK students.


A further seven students – Abi Pacey, Hannah Clark, Dan Whitehouse, Finlay Pearson, Zac Trouchkin, Oliver Page and Robbie Kerr – gained bronze awards to be placed in the top 15 per cent of entries.


Susan Buckland, a science teacher at the college, said: “Our students worked hard to prepare for the tests and they did really well.


“It was good experience for future exams and everyone who won an award or was commended was really pleased.”


A total of 50 students completed the two 25-minute multiple choice questions on biology.


The judges looked for entries that showed students had read about biology in their own time, watched TV natural history programmes and took notice of biological items in the news.


A further six of the college’s students were highly commended and another 16 commended.


Year 10 student Abi said: “The questions ranged in difficulty and covered things we have and have not learned in lessons.”


Ed, another Year 10 student, added: “We all want to have a career in the sciences so it was a good experience to be part of and we are pleased with the results we got.”

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