FOUR Colwyn Bay sixth form pupils have scored exceptional marks in a prestigious international biology competition.

The Rydal Penrhos pupils took part in the British (International) Biology Olympiad, which consists of two, 45 minute multiple choice papers taken online under staff supervised exam conditions.

A total of 9,465 pupils from 727 schools from across the world took part competition this year.

Imogen Camp demonstrated her academic prowess through securing a Gold Award. Outgoing head girl Gowri achieve a silver award, Malina Keil secured a highly commended mark and Rafeez Mortuza attained a commended certificate for his performance during the Olympiad.

Sally Ann Harding, head of the senior school, said: “This is an absolutely incredible result from our pupils, and in particular the efforts of Imogen and Gowri.

“For them to be ranked so high in a worldwide competition is a testament to their ability to thrive under pressure and the expert guidance and support they have received across their academic studies during their time at Rydal Penrhos.”