United Kingdom

„British Biology Olympiad“

United Kingdom

Contact data

Country coordinator

Dr. Andrew Treharne

Hosting institution

UK Biology Competitions
PO Box 377
FY8 9LY, Lytham St Annes
Lancashire, United Kingdom


Organization & structure

Committee of volunteers supported by staff at Warwick University (hosts of the national finals).

Number of students in first round

Approximately 15000.


Two 45 minute papers taken online in January.

Gold medal winners are then eligible to sit one 60 minute paper taken online in March.

Practical and theory exams at Warwick University.


The top sixteen students undergo three days of training and testing at the national finals.

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

Study materials


Awards & prizes

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

Badges awarded to Gold, Silver and Bronze.


School year

September to July.

Public Relations


Social media and mailing lists of former participating schools.