Biology Competitions

Society of Biology

Intermediate Biology Olympiad

The 2017 Intermediate Biology Olympiad took place online on 26th and 27th June 2017.

The competition was open to Y12 students in England and Wales, Y13 in Northern Ireland and S5 in Scotland. The online paper will consist of multiple choice questions. Questions were set on topics students are likely to have covered at GCSE and in their first year of A level.

One hour was available for students to complete the paper. The paper was taken online with staff supervised exam conditions in school at any time convenient during the competition dates.

Students who take part are encouraged to put this in their UCAS personal statement. As a thank you to these students for participating, following the competition they are able to claim a free year's membership to BioNet (a saving of £5).

Top winning students in 2017 were invited to attend an awards ceremony in London on 7th July 2017. Gold winning students in 2017 were also invited to attend an ecology training course run by the Field Studies Council. The course title is Ecology of a London Park and the training, which took place in the autumn term this year, has been tailored to suit students who may take part in next year's BBO.

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