Biology Competitions

Society of Biology


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

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. 150 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.

We are pleased to announce that the team will be as follows:

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

Update: This year's top BBO schools are as follows

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