Biology Competitions

Society of Biology


Welcome to the official website of the British Biology Olympiad and Biology Challenge.

The competitions are organised by the volunteers of UK Biology Competitions, a Special Interest Group of the Society of Biology. 

A record 5057 students took part in the 2014 British Biology Olympiad!

Top School: Westminster School

Top School in Northern Ireland: Portadown College

Top School in Scotland: St Aloysius's College

Top School in Wales: Cardiff Sixth Form College

Many congratulations to all the students who have won certificates and medals, these will be posted over the next few weeks.

Many congratulations to the four students who have been selected to represent the UK at the International Biology Olympiad in Bali and to the rest of the sixteen finalists.

The team:

Josh Dickerson - Poole Grammar School
Dia Ghose - North London Collegiate School
Adam Heath - Winchester College
Rebecca Peel - Bilborough College


Soham Bandyopadhyay- Reading School
Harriet Bedford Haberdashers' - Aske's School for Girls
Joshua Breedon - Reading School
Stephanie Cornwell - Peter Symonds College
Alex Cranston - Westminster School
Samuel Deans - Magdalen College School
Eric Edmond - St Albans School
Siddarth Gupta - The Judd School
Joseph Levin - St Paul's School
Elinor Macnab - St. Helen and St. Katherine
Harry Potts - Magdalen College School
Alex Tough - Bishop Wordsworth's School



Competitions we run:

British Biology Olympiad

Open to all post-16 students in the UK. Challenging the most talented young biologists. Selecting students to represent the UK in Indonesia 2014.

Biology Challenge

Open to pupils in Year 9/Year 10 in England and Wales, Year 10/Year 11 in Northern Ireland and S2/S3 in Scotland. Monday 3rd to Friday 28th March 2014.