Olympiad Success for Marling Students

Marling Sixth Formers have taken home 4 Gold, 5 Silver and 6 Bronze awards at this year's British Biology Olympiad and now stand a good chance of competing internationally.

Ben Robinson did so well that he is one of only 16 out of 9,465 students nationally to be shortlisted for the UK team. If he makes the team he will compete in the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) in Hungary in July.

Oscar Cocks-McCracken, Hope Clutterbuck and Ben Barber also achieved Gold awards, with Marcus Holba, Noah Lambert, Marcus Oodian, Ciaran Sandhu and Louis Davenport taking Silvers.

The Biology Olympiad sets theory and practical challenges for some of the top pre-university biology students in the world, with over sixty countries taking part.

The 2019 competition took place between 1st - 8th February 2019, with the UK team selection due to happen in April at the University of Warwick.

 Ben Robinson, who holds an offer to read Engineering at Oxford next year, said:

 ‘I am so pleased to have got this far – it is a great event to be part of. To go through to the next stage as part of an international competition would be even better and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to compete at that level.

 Stephanie Warren, Marling Head of Biology said:

‘We are really proud of what our Sixth Formers have achieved – the competition was tough and they have shown that they can compete with the best students in the country. Some of them have only been studying A Level Biology for 6 months, so that’s a real achievement. We are excited that Ben now has a chance to represent the UK in Hungary and will be backing him all the way.’

Pictured below left-right: Noah Lambert, Hope Clutterbuck, Oskar Cocks-McCracken, Ben Robinson.