b'Year 10 Biology BIG QUIZWhen we arrived in the University of Birmingham, a student ambassador gave us a quick tour of the major areas of the university, such as the Great Hall and the 100m-tall clock tower. The myth is that if you walk underneath the tower when it chimes you will fail your degree, so best to be careful! The football and tennis courts and the Olympic-sized swimming pool were all amazing too.For the Biology Quiz there were six topics in total, some of which were Evolution and Adaptation, Microorganisms, DNA and the special round on Cancer Causes and Effects.There was a really interesting lecture on the effects of increased carbon dioxide concentrations on trees and wildlife, and the current experiments testing this.It was a really enjoyable day! Well done to everyone, but especially to Basel, Moosa and Rafae for being second place out of more than sixty teams, and only two points away from winning the quiz!Haisem Zeino (10A)LETS GET QUIZZICAL!The Year 12 and Year 13 quiz teams represented the school at the annual Lord Mayors Quiz in the Great Hall at the University of Birmingham on 25th November.The two teams did very well and the Year 12 team achieved our highest ever placing: eighth from a total of 28 teams. The Year 13 team finished a very creditable 14th in an event which was won by the team from King Edwards School. Mr Conway29'