A-LEVEL biology students have tasted Olympic success.
Thirteen girls from The Queen’s School in Chester won prizes in the 2012 British Biology Olympiad including a gold medal award for 18-year-old Anya Bos, from Chester.
Shreya Ingely, 18, of Abergele won a silver medal and Áiné Jackson and Sarah Willetts, both also 18, received bronze medals.
The girls attended a conference at the school where they listened to Dr Chris Davies, from the University of Chester, talk on crime scene investigation and the recovery of DNA as evidence and Rhian Evans and Sharon Rowe, at the Department of Clinical Genetics at the Countess of Chester Hospital, on inherited conditions, PGD (pre-implantation genetic diagnosis or embryo screening) and genetic counselling.
Head of biology Sarah Bayliss said: “The biology conference was one of several ways students could develop their understanding of wider biological issues.
“It was a very valuable experience.
“The competition was very challenging and it gave pupils the chance to demonstrate their knowledge of topics beyond the A level curriculum.”