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About the competition

Biology Challenge stimulates students’ curiosity for the natural world and encourages them to take an interest in biology outside of school. Questions will be set on the school curriculum, but the competition will also reward those students whose knowledge of the subject has been increased by reading books and magazines, watching natural history programmes, taking notice of the news media for items of biological interest, and are generally aware of our natural flora and fauna.

Biology Challenge 2018 will take place between 6th – 26th March 2018. The competition consists of two, 25-minute tests taken online in schools under staff-supervised conditions.


Top scoring students are rewarded with publicly recognised certificates, and will be offered the opportunity to attend an awards ceremony in London. 

How to register

The competition is open to students aged 13-15 studying at school. Teachers can register their students for Biology Challenge 2018 from 12th October 2017

The entry fee is £30 per school for an unlimited number of participants.

The deadline to register students for the Biology Challenge 2018 is 23rd February 2018.