An annual competition that aims to stimulate a curiosity for the natural world. The Biology Challenge encourages students to take an interest in biology beyond the school curriculum, particularly before they make their choice of subjects for further study.
The competition is open to all students in Y9/Y10 in England and Wales, Y10/Y11 in Northern Ireland, S2/S3 in Scotland, and equivalent year groups globally.
The competition is designed to challenge biology knowledge of students. Questions will be set on topics they are likely to have studied at GCSE and in their first year of A level. Students are encouraged to put their participation in the Intermediate Biology Olympiad in their further and higher education applications.
The competition is open to all students in Y12 in England and Wales, Y13 in Northern Ireland, S5 in Scotland, and equivalent year groups globally.
The BBO challenges and motivates students with an interest in biology to expand and extend their talents. The competition allows students to demonstrate their knowledge by offering a wider syllabus than A level. The BBO provides a means of selecting a team to represent the UK at the International Biology Olympiad. This international competition attracts some of the top pre-university biology students in the world, with over fifty countries taking part.
The competition is open to post-16 students.
An annual biology photography competition which invites amateurs to submit photographs of a particular theme. The photos can be of organisms both big or small.
Participants can enter in one of two categories, each with a cash prize:
- Photographer of the Year (18 and over) - £1,000 top prize
- Young Photographer of the Year (under 18) - £500 top prize