Format of papers and invigilation

The British Biology Olympiad comprises two 45 minute multiple choice papers. All students must sit both papers. Medals are awarded entirely on the score from these two papers.

Both papers are entirely online, so all students must have access to an internet connected device – a computer is likely to be easiest for them.

Teachers are responsible for invigilating their students under normal examination conditions. We verify that registering teachers are part of a legitimate school or examination center.

Nearer the exam, teachers will be given administrator accounts, and instructions on how students can set up accounts.

Further details will be sent prior to the competition. Contingency arrangements for students participating from home due to COVID-19 will be sent prior to the competition.