Biology Competitions

Society of Biology


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

Registration for the 2018 competitions will open from 12th October 2017. Teachers will need to visit the Royal Society of Biology website to register their students

Success in 2017

A record number of students participated in all three school biology competitions in 2017:

British Biology Olympiad – 7500 students

Intermediate Biology Olympiad – 5600 students

Biology Challenge – 40,000 students

2017 was also the year in which the UK hosted the International Biology Olympiad in Warwick. The UK team achieved one gold, one silver and two bronzes at the competition.

 UK team at the IBO 2017.

The UK team at the IBO 2017.