The Swiss Biology Olympiad, SBO, is a competition for high school students with a strong interest in Biology. With the preparatory week and the three exam sessions, we hope to motivate and fascinate the young biologists with the most up-to-date classes, work in the lab and challenge them with questions that require them to deduce the answers by combining the facts they have learned.
1159 participants took the first exam of the Swiss Biology Olympiad 2013. The 72 best are qualified for the second round and the preparation camp held in Müntschemier BE from November 25 to December 2. Congratulation!
From 14 to 21 of July 2013 we will be host of the International Biology Olympiad IBO 2013 together with the University of Berne.
For this fascinating event, we are looking for many volunteers. Sign in now!
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Swiss Biology Olympiad SBO 2013
The first step of selection of the SBO is taken by interested students at their grammar school. The first exam serves as a qualification to participate in the preparatory week, an intensive 8-day biology course. It also provides the first opportunity to get to know peers who are equally fond of biology. The second assessment determines the finalists who take part in the SBO Week.
The SBO Week is the last phase of SBO where practical exams are emphasised. The four winners, who represent Switzerland at the IBO, are anounced on the SBO Day.
Phases of SBO
The first exam was will be sent to Swiss grammar schools on August 18. Due date will be October 5, 2012.
If you are a student at a Swiss grammar school who wants to participate in the SBO, ask your biology teacher for further information.
If you are a teacher in biology at a Swiss grammar school who didn't receive information about the first exam, please contact us. We are more than happy to provide with further material.
The schedule of the ongoing Swiss Biology Olympiad can be found here.
Who can participate in SBO and IBO 2013?
According to international rules, all secondary students, born on the 1st July 1993 or later, are eligible to participate in IBO 2013 and SBO 2013. Furthermore, the students must not complete their matura before 3013
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