What will be assessed?

The British Biology Olympiad is not primarily a test of knowledge. We do not expect students to know content from beyond the normal A level syllabus, and we do not expect teachers to make special preparations for their students to perform well in the British Biology Olympiad. However, the British Biology Olympiad will cover topics which all students are unfamiliar with.

Questions will ask students to use their biological intuition, logic and imagination to answer questions. They will be expected to apply basic principles which they are familiar with to new topics. The British Biology Olympiad is a challenging problem solving competition, however, there will also be some quick-fire questions of basic knowledge.

Questions will aim to teach students about cutting edge and topical biology.