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Life Sciences Challenge 2020

Many congratulations to our talented young scientists here at St John’s College. Mrs Chwieseni has received this message from the Cardiff University School of Medicine, College Biomedical and Life Sciences.

I’m delighted to let you know that your team  MattHouramZakTim has qualified for the next round of the Life Sciences Challenge 2020.  The quarter-finals will be held during the week commencing 22nd June 2020.

The competition was extremely challenging this year with our highest number of entrants – 46 schools and 195 teams competing from all regions of Wales in the English-medium competition. We are delighted that it’s become firmly established as a national competition and that those pupils that excel in science and maths can achieve for their school in a team format. The schools that qualified for the quarter-finals this year, which include 5 new quarter-finalists, and no previous winners of the competition, are:-

Cardiff High School (Cardiff)
Cathedral School (Cardiff)
Corpus Christi High School (Cardiff)
Ysgol Dyffryn Amman (Ammanford)
Newbridge School (Caerphilly)
Penglais School (Aberystwyth)
Porthcawl Comprehensive School
St John’s College (Cardiff)

In addition to your qualifying team, we would like to highly commend your teams, Ansha et al, Dilan et al and Ffion et al, that were also three of a select number of teams that succeeded in answering correctly over 60% of the questions on the recent ‘Life Sciences Challenge’ quiz. Unfortunately, however, their scores were not quite high enough to allow them to enter into the quarter-final round, but we felt they deserved recognition for their achievement.

2 March 2020

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