Biology Competitions

Society of Biology

BBO and IBO 2014


Over 5050 students took part in the British Biology Olympiad 2014. Top scoring students were invited to an awards ceremony at the Royal Society.


BBO top scoring schools

England - Westminster School
Northern Ireland - Portadown College
Scotland - St Aloysius' College
Wales - Cardiff Sixth Form College

Top school overall - Westminster School

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:

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
Josh Dickerson 
- Poole Grammar School
Eric Edmond 
- St Albans School
Dia Ghose 
- North London Collegiate School
Siddharth Gupta 
- The Judd School
Adam Heath 
- Winchester College
Joseph Levin 
- St Paul's School
Elinor Macnab 
- St. Helen and St. Katharine
Rebecca Peel 
- Bilborough College
Harry Potts 
- Magdalen College School
Alex Tough 
- Bishop Wordsworth's School

IBO UK team

The UK team all won medals at the International Biology Olympiad 2014 in Indonesia:

Josh Dickerson - Poole Grammar School (Silver)
Dia Ghose 
- North London Collegiate School (Silver)
Adam Heath 
- Winchester College (Gold)
Rebecca Peel 
- Bilborough College (Bronze)