Biology Competitions

Society of Biology

Intermediate Biology Olympiad


The Intermediate Biology Olympiad 2018 competition will place between 15th - 21st June 2018. Teachers can register their students for the competition from 1st March 2018.


The Intermediate Biology Olympiad that tests students’ biology knowledge and encourages them to continue studying the biosciences beyond school.

The competition is open to students in the first year of post-16 education. The competition consists of a one-hour multiple choice paper to be taken online under staff supervised exam conditions. Questions were set on topics students are likely to have covered at GCSE and in their first year of A level.

Students who take part in the Intermediate Biology Olympiad are encouraged to reference their participation in their further/higher education applications. Top scoring students will be offered the opportunity to attend an award ceremony in London. 

The Intermediate Biology Olympiad has been made possible with thanks to the generous support received from Bayer Crop Science.