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About the competition

The Intermediate Biology Olympiad challenges students’ biology knowledge and encourages them to continue studying the biosciences beyond school/college.

The Intermediate Biology Olympiad 2020 will take place between 2nd - 9th June 2020. The competition consists of a one-hour multiple choice test taken online in schools under staff-supervised exam conditions at any time convenient during the competition dates. Questions will be set on topics students are likely to have covered at GCSE and in their first year of A level.

Students who take part in the competition are encouraged to reference their participation in their further/higher education applications.

The Intermediate Biology Olympiad is organised by the UK Biology Competitions committee and administered by the Royal Society of Biology.

Prizes

Top scoring students are rewarded with publicly recognised certificates, and will be offered the opportunity to attend an awards ceremony. High scoring students will also be invited to one-day Field Studies Council course exploring the ecology of a urban park.

Every student who takes part in the competition is eligible to receive free BioNet membership for one year.

How to enter

The Intermediate Biology Olympiad 2020 is now open for registrations.

Teachers can also download a guide on how to register for the competition.

The competition is open to students in:

  • Y12 in England and Wales
  • Y13 in Northern Ireland
  • S5 in Scotland, and
  • equivalent year groups worldwide

Each school is eligible for five free places in the competition. Stepped fees are applied for each additional student entered, up to a maximum fee of £100:

  • 1-5 students registered from a school = free
  • 6-25 students registered = £5 each (max. cost for 25 students is £100)
  • 26 or more students registered = £100 total entry fee.

Schools with existing competition payment arrears will not be able to participate in the Intermediate Biology Olympiad 2020.

Contact

If you have any queries regarding the competition, please contact Raghav Selvam.

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