Biology Challenge stimulates curiosity for the natural world and encourages students to take an interest in biology outside of school.
Biology Challenge is open to 13 to 15 year-old students.
The competition consists of two, twenty-five-minute multiple choice papers to be taken online under staff supervised exam conditions.
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.
Schools will be able to conduct Biology Challenge in whatever way best suits their pupils, ensuring that they enjoy participating and have a reasonable expectation of recognition for their achievements. As well as being able to submit their pupils’ scores to the national competition, schools will be encouraged to award their own prizes and to make use of certificates provided for them. Details here.