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What is IBO?

The competition consists of a one-hour multiple choice paper to be taken online.

 

Questions are set on topics students are likely to have covered at GCSE and in their first year of A level. Some additional ideas will be introduced requiring their problem solving skills and understanding of core principals.

Key points about IBO

  • Stimulates students’ curiosity about the natural world.

  • Encourages students to take an interest in Biology outside of school.

  • Reference the participation in students' further/higher education applications.

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Entry close date: 20 May 2023

Competition dates:
7th – 15th June 2023

The competition is for NZ Year 11-12. It consists a one-hour multiple choice paper to be taken online.

Questions are set on topics students are likely to have covered at GCSE and in their first year of A level.

Some additional ideas will be introduced requiring their problem solving skills and understanding of core principals.

* Fees for the competition are $150 per student.

BANK: ANZ

Name of Account: Pinnacle Education Group

Account: 06-0241-0684634-00

 

Please make payment with the students 'full name + IBO ' as reference.

⚠️ Please note that any fees and payments made are non-refundable.

⚠️ Before you make any payment, make sure you read through the refund policy on our website to avoid misunderstandings.

(Terms and conditions apply).

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Please note: If you registered after the deadline, the fees will be doubled.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the eligibility requirements?

Year 11-12. The Intermediate Biology Olympiad is for students in their first year of post-16 education.

2. How can students access the competition?

The competition papers can be accessed online via the exam portal. All students must have access to an internet-connected device – such as a computer or laptop.

3. What will be assessed?

Most questions will ask students to use their biological intuition, logic and imagination to answer questions. There will be some quick-fire questions about basic knowledge. Students will be expected to apply basic principles which they are familiar with to new topics. Questions will aim to teach students about cutting-edge and topical biology.

4. How are students awarded?

E-certificates will be awarded to students in the following categories: Gold, Silver, Bronze, Highly Commended, Commended, and Participation. All participating students are also eligible to receive a free Royal Society of Biology BioNet membership for one year.

5. Formats of papers and invigilation?

The Intermediate Biology Olympiad is a sixty-minute multiple-choice paper. The paper is taken entirely online.

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