UK Biology Competitions

UKBC encourages the study of biology at all levels by providing biology competitions for secondary school students

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  • 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 Yerevan, Armenia. The students selected are Senan Bottomley from St Paul’s School, Sri Nivasan Loganthan from Westcliff High School for Boys, Kez Ward from Forest School, and Jack Yu from Tiffin School.… Read More »Four students selected to represent the UK at the International Biology Olympiad
  • British Biology Olympiad 2022 Results
    Over 10,000 students from more than 700 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! The top 16 students have been invited to compete in a prestigious week of… Read More »British Biology Olympiad 2022 Results
  • British Biology Olympiad free for UK schools
    We recognise the challenges students, teachers and schools face at the moment. We have secured funding to make the British Biology Olympiad free to all UK schools. Schools outside of the UK will only need to pay £30 to enter an unlimited number of students.
  • Sustainability
    UKBC will now exclusively send personalised e-certificates. In previous years, we distributed templates which teachers could distribute and followed these with posted personalised card certificates. From 2022, we will only send secure e-certificates.
  • 2021 past papers
    Last year’s British Biology Olympiad and Intermediate Biology Olympiad papers are now avilable to download. Remember, these papers are for interest only and do not come with mark-schemes.