How is the team selected for IBO?

Eligibility for the team selection round to represent the UK at the International Biology Olympiad, and the nature of team selection, closely mirrors the International Biology Olympiad, and is at our discretion.

We will contact the teachers of the best performers from the British Biology Olympiad to discuss this and arrange invitations to participate in team selection. We are currently expecting invitations for team selection to be sent two weeks after the British Biology Olympiad, and for team selection to take place in the Easter holiday.

Students which have not studied in the UK for the past two years, or who have attended an International Biology Olympiad previously, or who have attended team selection at the University of Warwick previously, are not normally eligible to participate in team selection. However, they may take part in the British Biology Olympiad.

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick have carried out outstanding team selection rounds for many years.