Biology Competitions

Society of Biology


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

New competition fee structure

A new reduced participation fee has been introduced for the British Biology Olympiad 2019 and Intermediate Biology Olympiad 2019 to encourage students to enter.

Each school is eligible for five free places in the competition. Stepped fees are applied for each additional student entered, up to a maximum fee of £100:

  • 1-5 students registered from a school = free
  • 6-25 students registered = £5 each (max. cost for 25 students is £100)
  • 26 or more students registered = £100 total entry fee

The entry fee for the Biology Challenge 2019 remains at £30 per school for an unlimited number of participants.

Success in 2018

The students who represented the UK at the International Biology Olympiad 2018 in Tehran, Iran won three Golds and one Silver! This was best ever result for the UK competing against the best young biologists from almost 70 countries.

The UK team at the International Biology Olympiad 2018 (from left to right: Maggy Linford, Rebecca Marrow, Brandon Tang, Amir Guppy, Patrick McCubbin, Jon Bennett).