Biology Competitions

Society of Biology

BBO and IBO 2013


Over 4200 students took part in the British Biology Olympiad 2013. Top scoring students were invited to an awards ceremony at the Royal Society.


BBO top scoring schools

England - St Paul's School, London
Northern Ireland - St Mary's Grammar School, Magherafelt
Scotland - Erskine Stewart's Melville Schools Sixth Form, Edinburgh
Wales - Cardiff Sixth Form College, Cardiff

Top school overall - St Paul's School, London


IBO Team Selection

Over 100 students took an additional, more demanding paper and the top 16 were invited to compete for a place in the team which represented the UK at the International Biology Olympiad. The top 16 included:

Samantha Chan - Cardiff Sixth Form College
Katherine Dudman - Colchester County High School for Girls
James Fage - Westminster School
Tim Foster - Barton Peveril Sixth Form College
Scarlett Harris - Godalming Sixth Form College
Matthew Johnston - The Judd School
Katherine Lister - Greenhead College
Alexander Nevin - Westcliff High School for Girls
Anna Olerinyova - Shrewsbury School
Daniel Otter - All Saints RC School
Elizabeth Pearmain - North London Collegiate School
Rebecca Sainty - Colchester Royal Grammar School
Nigethan Sathiyalingam - Queen Elizabeth's School for Boys
James Smith - The Latymer School
Anna Sozanska - St Leonards-Mayfield School
Thomas Weatherby - Devonport High School for Boys


IBO UK team

The UK team all won medals at the International Biology Olympiad 2013 in Switzerland:

Scarlett Harris - Godalming Sixth Form College (Silver)
Matthew Johnston - The Judd School (Silver)
Katherine Lister - Greenhead College (Bronze)
Anna Sozanska - St Leonards-Mayfield School (Silver)