Jubilant Jessica and Sophie win one of top few places in prestigious UK biology contest

By Jill Dando News

The excellent student duo, Jessica Reed, (pictured top) a student Neuroscientist, and Sophie Fenegan, (pictured below) Medicine, of The King Alfred School Academy, in Highbridge, Somerset, won through to the top 25% and 15% respectively in the Royal Society of Biology’s Olympiad competition 2020.

It was a brilliant performance by the duo who have high ambitions to reach the top of their professions of neuroscience and medicine.

Head of the Sixth Form, Jonathan Gaskell said: “Jessica and Sophie are outstanding students, with high aptitude, ability and enthusiasm. They will get to the very top of their ambitions. This was a tremendous achievement.”

TKASA is one of the fastest-growing school-based sixth forms in Britain. 

It is part of The Priory Learning Trust and is attracting students from schools in Weston-super-Mare including Priory Community School Academy, Worle Community School Academy, as well as Bridgwater. 

They have also had 10 international students over the last two years.