Biology Competitions

Society of Biology

BBO and IBO 2018


Over 7800 students took part in the British Biology Olympiad 2018. Top scoring students were invited to an awards ceremony at IET London: Savoy Place.


BBO top scoring schools

England - St Paul's School, London
Northern Ireland - Regent House School
Scotland - St Margaret's School for Girls
Wales - Cardiff Sixth Form College

Top school overall - St Paul's School, London


IBO Team Selection

103 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:

Julia Buckland - Guildford High School
Oscar Garcia - Bristol Grammar School
Amir Guppy - Dame Alice Owens School
Glen Hoti - Westminster City School
YiFan Jia - Reading School
Showgo Kimura - Queen Elizabeth's School for Boys
Alice Kirby - Stamford School
Tanishq Kumar - Westminster School
Patrick Lewin - Salesian College
Rebecca Marrow - Lady Manners School
Patrick McCubbin - Abingdon School
Michael Norman - The Thomas Hardye School
Richard Parry - Bristol Grammar School
Michael Takla - Queen Elizabeth's School for Boys
Brandon Tang - Westminster School
Lewis Witton - Luton Sixth Form College


IBO UK team

The UK team of four students all won medals at the International Biology Olympiad 2018 in Iran:

Amir Guppy - Silver
Rebecca Marrow - Gold
Patrick McCubbin - Gold
Brandon Tang - Gold