UK Biology Competitions

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  • UK team win medals at IBO 2023!
    This year the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) took place in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Four students representing the UK were awarded medals at the competition. Robert Halliday (Hills Road Sixth Form College Cambridge) received a gold medal, Matilda Littlemore (Latymer Upper School) and Tom Postance (RGS Guildford) received silver … Read more
  • Four students selected to represent the UK at the International Biology Olympiad
    Four students have been chosen to represent the UK at this year’s International Biology Olympiad, taking place in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. The students selected are Matilda Littlemore from Latymer Upper School, Tom Postance from RGS Guildford, Robert Halliday from Hills Road Sixth Form College Cambridge, and Rui-Lin Wang … Read more
  • British Biology Olympiad 2023 results
    Over 13,000 students from more than 800 schools worldwide took part in this year’s British Biology Olympiad. They completed two 45-minute papers covering familiar and novel topics across the entirety of biology from ecology to biotechnology! Students’ results are now available on the competition website. Pin badges will be posted to UK schools … Read more
  • Competition dates announced for 2023
    We are delighted to announce the dates for our school biology competitions in 2023: British Biology Olympiad 2023 – Wednesday 1st – Friday 10th March 2023 Biology Challenge 2023 – Wednesday 3rd – Friday 19th May 2023 Intermediate Biology Olympiad 2023 – Wednesday 7th – Wednesday 14th June 2023 Teachers … Read more
  • UK team win medals as IBO returns to in-person
    This year saw the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) return to in-person in Yerevan, Armenia. Four students representing the UK were awarded medals at the competition. Senan Bottomley (St Paul’s School), Sri Nivasan Loganthan (Westcliff High School for Boys) and Jack Yu (Tiffin School) received silver medals and Kez Ward (Forest … Read more