Hosted by the UKBC-Independent Registered Charity

Encouraging students to continue studying the bioscience beyond school

Beneficial for applying science majors in top universities

Date:Nov. 11, 2023 (Sat.) 10:00-11:00(60min)


UK Biology Competitions(UKBC) registered as a charity in England and Wales number 1191037 in 2020, after operating as independent group for 26 years with extensive experience in writing biology exams for all ages of secondary school students. Every year, they deliver 3 high quality exams for over 60,000 students. UKBC work closely with the Royal Society of Biology and University of Warwick to bring these exams to as many students as possible.

The Intermediate Biology Olympiad tests students’ biology knowledge, and meanwhile, encourages them to continue studying the bio-sciences beyond school. Participants will obtain edge advantages when applying science majors in top universities.

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Challenge Rules


English and Chinese


Nov. 11, 2023 (Sat.) 10:00-11:00(60min)


Individual written test

Types of Questions

Multiple choice


Grade 10-11 (GCSE, A1 level)


Paper-based in partnering school

2022 Awards

Global awards:

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Highly Commended
  • Commended

Note: For judging the global awards, British competitors will be ranked first by their overall scores in the top 5%, 15%, 30%, 45% and 60%, creating boundaries for the gold, silver, bronze, high commended and commended awards. Competitors from other countries are not ranked together with their British competitors, but are compared by the boundaries. Chinese competitors with good results will therefore have an increased chance of receiving an award.

Registration Details


Including the exam, grading, proctor fee, past-papers, certificates, offline reference materials / one-time online mock test,etc.

Registration deadline

Oct. 31, 2023

Exam Centers

ASDAN EPQ Scholarship







Noted:The ASDAN Scholarship is only available to Year 10, 11 and 12 students for participating ASDAN Extended Project Qualification(EPQ). EPQ is recommended by the G5 group and many leading universities as a competitive academic experience. Scholarships cannot be exchanged for cash. For further details see:


1、Can the students bring a calculator?
Students can bring simple calculators without any programming function.
2、Can the students bring a dictionary?
The students can bring a printed version dictionary.
3、Refund policy
If, for some reason, the student is unable to attend after paying the fee, please contact us. If you apply before the registration deadline, 25% of the registration fee will be deducted as academic materials and service fees. If you apply after the registration deadline, no refund will be given.
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