Biology Competitions

Society of Biology

Intermediate Biology Olympiad


The Intermediate Biology Olympiad is open to students around the world.

The 2019 competition will take place between 7th - 14th June 2019.


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.