10,000+ Chinese and British students will compete together
Hosted by the Royal Society of Biology - one of the world's leading science communities
Outstanding students will have the opportunity to attend top science programs
Outstanding students will have an advantage when applying for top science universities
Date: 19th April, 2020 (Sunday), 13:00-14:30 (90 min)
The Royal Society of Biology (RSB) is located in the heart of London, and has almost 17,000 members, including leading scientists and researchers in the biological sciences, in addition to more than 100 bioscience member organisations.
The British Biology Olympiad was created in 1995, stimulating students with an interest in Biology to expand and extend their talents. It is one of the largest science competitions in the UK with more than 7,200 high school students participating in 2016. Each year an outstanding team of high school students is then selected to represent the UK in the International Biology Olympiad (IBO). It enables students to demonstrate their knowledge and to be suitably rewarded and publicly recognized through the award of medals, certificates and other prizes. It is hoped that by competing in this Olympiad, students who are already interested in this valuable, wide-ranging and rewarding subject will be encouraged to continue their studies beyond A-level.
ASDAN China (ASDAN Academy) introduced this competition to China from 2016. Outstanding Chinese students will have the opportunity to compete with British students for the award of medals. They will also be given the chance to attend top science programs in the future.Representatives from 243 international and key middle schools have participated in this competition in 2020.
19th April, 2020 (Sunday), 13:00-14:30 (90 min)
Individual written test (no experiment)
High school students
25% Animal Anatomy and Physiology, 20% Cell Biology, 20% Genetics and Evolution, 15% Plant Anatomy and Physiology, 10% Ecology, 5% Ethology, 5% Biosystematics
• Online (exam computer or phone must be equipped with a camera)
• Exam centers across China
Around 72 multiple-choice questions and short-answer quesitons, 90 minutes
Results will be announced within 6 weeks after the exam
- Highly Commended
(For judging the global awards, British competitors will be ranked first by their overall scores in the top 5%, 15%, 30%, 45%, 60% creating boundaries for the gold, silver and bronze awards. Competitors from other countries are not ranked together with their British competitors, but are compared by boundary. Chinese competitors with good results will therefore have an increased chance of receiving an award.)
We offer some Biology references.
Campbell Biology (International Edition)
Authors: Jane B. Reece, Lisa A. Urry, Michael L. Cain, Steven A. Wasserman, Peter V. Minorsky, Robert B. Jackson
Publisher: Pearson Education;
Print: ISBN-10: 0321739752 | ISBN-13: 978-0321739759
Understanding Biology for Advanced Level
Authors: Glenn Toole, Susan Toole
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Print: ISBN-10: 0748739572 | ISBN-13: 978-0748739578
Biological Science 1 and 2: v. 1&2 by Taylor, D. J., Green, N. P. O., Stout, G. W. 3rd (third) Edition (1997)
Authors: D. J., Green, N. P. O., Stout, G. W. Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press