Biology Competitions

Society of Biology

BBO and IBO 2016


Over 7200 students took part in the British Biology Olympiad 2016. Top scoring students were invited to an awards ceremony at the Royal Institution.


BBO top scoring schools

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


IBO Team Selection

150 students took an additional theory 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:

Matthew Bagley - Charterhouse
Grace Bowland - Kimbolton School
Toby Brooks - Eastbourne College
Salvador Buse - The Perse School
Alexander Cheveley - Westminster School
Yasmeen Cooper - Westminster School
Louis Fabrizio - St Paul's School
Nicholas Fan - City of London School for Boys
Benjamin Garforth - Norwich School
Matthew Harris - Winchester College
Maria Ionescu - Reigate Grammar School
Alexander Sokolnik - Peter Symonds College
Charlene Tang - Chelmsford County High School for Girls
Mark Thornton - Royal Grammar School Guildford
Sam Turner - St Paul's School
Rosamond van Wingerden - King's Ely

IBO UK team

The UK team of four students all won medals at the International Biology Olympiad 2016 in Vietnam:

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