United Kingdom

„British Biology Olympiad“

United Kingdom

Contact data

Country coordinator

Name:
Dr. Andrew Treharne

Hosting institution

UK Biology Competitions

Registered charity number 1191037


Structure

Organization & structure

Committee of volunteers supported by staff at Warwick University (hosts of the national finals) and administrative support from the Royal Society of Biology.

Number of students in first round

Approximately 9000.

Tests

Online exam in January.

Training

Three days of training and testing 16 students at the national finals.

Approximately one week of training just prior to the IBO. Often involves Kew Gardens and the Natural History Museum.

Study materials

None.

Awards & prizes

Certificates awarded to Gold, Silver, Bronze, Highly Commended and Commended.

Education

Type of students

Any students in the UK and abroad. Only students who have studied for at least two years at a school in the UK are eligible for team selection.

School year

September to July.

Biology hours/week

5 to 6 hours.

Public Relations

Promotion

Social media and mailing lists of former participating schools.