Biology Competitions

Society of Biology

Intermediate Biology Olympiad

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

The 2018 competition took place between 15th - 21st June 2018.

Certificates will be awarded as follows:

Gold - 53 points
Silver - 50 points
Bronze - 47 points

In addition, students who score 44-46 points are Highly Commended and those who score 41-43 points are Commended


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.