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Qatar Biology Olympiad

2016
https://www.facebook.com/QBO2017   (in English (USA))

-                   Announcement of the QBO competition by the MOE for governmental, private and international schools in Qatar during September.

-                   Meeting the Biology coordinators from all participating schools to announce the completion procedures and the criteria of selecting students.

-                   Designing of the QBO logo through a specialized agency and publishing that logo to schools and through the social media. 

-                   Raising the awareness about the QBO and promoting it through press, and social media

 

-                   Meeting the nominated students and their parents to increase the awareness of the QBO. 


Ministry of Education (MOE) is the main organizer for the QBO

QBO is divided into 4 rounds as follows:

Round 1: October 2018 

250 students from all governmental and international schools from the secondary level set for an online multiple-choice and short response test of 50 questions. The students’ selection criteria are:

1. The student’s Biology grade should not be below 95%.

2. The student’s English grade should not be below 90%.

3. The student’s birthdate should be beyond July 1, 1999.

The top 10% of students from round 1 will be selected to participate in round 2 of the QBO.

Round 2: January 2019

In round 2, students will set for a written exam; The top 25 students from round 2 will be selected to participate in round 3 of the QBO.

Round 3: February 2019  

In this stage, students will set for a practical exam that measures the IBO-required skills. The top 15 students from round 3 will be selected to participate in round 4 of the QBO.

 

Round 4: March 2019  

In this stage, students will set for a theoretical test in the topics of animal biology , plant biology and molecular biology that simulate the IBO test.

-All exams of QBO were prepared and marked by Educational supervisors in the MOE and Qatar university.

Student Training:

- Students are asked to study at home the topics covered in the syllabus of IBO

 

- The training camp for two weeks will focus on the practical skills required for IBO practical test topics (plant biology, biochemistry and molecular biology , neurobiology and bioinformatics ). The training will be held in Qatar University and trainers under the supervision of MOE.


Round 1: October 2018 : an online multiple-choice and short response  test of 50 questions.

Round 2: January 2019 : a written exam of 12 questions similar to IBO test.

Round 3: February 2019  :  a practical exam of 2 questions(4 tasks).

Round 4: March 2019  : a theoretical test –n the topics of animal biology , plant biology and molecular biology.


- Students are asked to study at home the topics covered in the syllabus of IBO

 

- The training camp for two weeks will focus on the practical skills required for IBO practical test topics (plant biology, biochemistry and molecular biology , neurobiology and bioinformatics ). The training will be held in Qatar University and trainers under the supervision of MOE.


Biology: Campbell and Reece (11th edition)

Biology of plants : Raven (8th edition)

NBO past papers for other countries (Published on the IBO web)

IBO past papers.

 


Awards and Prizes:

Medals (Gold- Silver – Bronze) for the top 20 students from round 4

Certificates of Appreciation for the top 20 students from round 4

 

Certificates of Participation for all participating students from round 2. 


- Newspapers

- Social Media (twitter and Facebook )

 - MOE website

- TV


The MOE, Qatar University, Qatar Foundation and Private Companies will support the QBO both financially and technically


Ministry of Education Funds the Olympiad, and hire the trainers and provide the prizes.

Ministry of Education supervises all rounds of QBO and training processes .


- Students should be of the top 10 in his/her school.

- Students should be very good in English and Arabic Language.

- Students should have excellent practical skills.

- Students should have excellent communication skills.


100% of National schools participate every year.

 

from September 2018 to June 2019.
minimum Minimum: 3 hours , maximum Maximum: 5 hours.
Coordonator

Ms. Fatima Al Rashid

Email: f.alrashid@edu.gov.qa Contact: +97444044780
Ministry of Education
by Fatima Al-Rashid last modified Mar 26, 2019 12:53 PM