Biology Competitions

Society of Biology


The official website of the British Biology Olympiad and Biology Challenge.

Register for the 2017 BBO here.

More than 3500 students took part in the first Intermediate Biology Olympiad on 22nd June 2016.

The maximum score was 70 and awards are allocated as follows:

59 - Gold
55 - Silver
50 - Bronze
45 - Highly Commended
40 - Commended 

In January more than 7200 students took part in the British Biology Olympiad.

The top schools:

England - St Paul's School
Northern Ireland - Banbridge Academy
Scotland – The High School of Glasgow
Wales - Cardiff Sixth Form College

Top school overall = St Paul's School

150 students were invited to take part in selection for the team which will represent the UK at the International Biology Olympiad in Vietnam. They sat a demanding exam paper at the beginning of March and the top 16 students competed at the University of Warwick in April.

Many congratulations to the team of four students who all won medals!

Bronze - Matthew Bagley - Charterhouse
Silver - Salvador Buse - The  Perse School
Silver - Mark Thornton - Royal Grammar School Guildford
Silver - Sam Turner - St Paul's School