Biology Competitions

Society of Biology

BBO and IBO 2015


Over 6000 students took part in the British Biology Olympiad 2015. Top scoring students were invited to an awards ceremony at the Royal Institution.


BBO top scoring schools

England - St Paul’s School, London
Northern Ireland - Sullivan Upper School, Belfast
Scotland - George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh
Wales - Cardiff Sixth Form College, Cardiff

Top school overall - St Paul’s School, London 


IBO Team Selection

130 students took an additional, more demanding paper and the top 20 were invited to compete for a place in the team which represented the UK at the International Biology Olympiad. The top 20 included:

Elizabeth Apsley - Marple Sixth Form College
Timothy Birkle - St Paul's School
Bryn Brunnstrom - St Paul's School
Guy Cheng - Winchester College
Cian Collier - Royal Latin School
Samuel Fitzsimmons - The Manchester Grammar School
Joshua Gowdy - Torquay Boys' Grammar School
Kevin Gurung - Reading
Matthew Hankins - Reading
Roisin Hanrahan - Oxford High School
Henry Hole - Winchester College
Andrew Hui - Queen Elizabeth's School for Boys
Fairooz Islam - Manchester High School for Girls
Cameron Magrath - Norwich School
Alexander Mayorov - Westminster School
Raghav Sudarshan - Nottingham High School
Scott Sussex - Godalming Sixth Form College
Rhys Thomson - Reigate Grammar School
Kieran Toms - Reading
Thien Huong Vu - CATS Sixth Form College


IBO UK team

The UK team all won medals at the International Biology Olympiad 2015 in Denmark:

Timothy Birkle - St Paul's School (Silver)
Guy Cheng - Winchester College (Silver)
Matthew Hankins - Reading School (Silver)
Rhys Thomson - Reigate Grammar School (Bronze)