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.


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.

2022 competition dates

The 2022 competitions will take place on the following dates: British Biology Olympiad 2022 Wednesday 2nd – Wednesday 16th March 2022 Biology Challenge 2022Monday 2nd – Friday 20th May 2022 Intermediate Biology Olympiad 2022Wednesday 8th – Wednesday 15th June 2022 Teachers can register for all… Read More »2022 competition dates