Biology Competitions

Society of Biology


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

Teachers can now register their students for the Biology Challenge 2018. Registration for the Intermediate Biology Olympiad 2018 will open on 1st March.

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.