Vid årets prov för den Nationella Biologiolympiaden deltog 11 elever här på Borgarskolan.
De fem bästa resultaten var:
1. Hanna Borsiin IB2 70,5 p
2. Amanda Wessne IB2 64p
3. Simon Tsolakidis IB2 62,5p
4. Jingcheng Zhao IB1 54,5p
5. Emma Thomée IB2 54p
Hanna Borsiin placerade sig som nr 4 i Sverige och får därmed representera Sverige vid den Internationella Biologiolympiaden som i år genomförs i Taipei, Taiwan.
Grattis till er alla!
The International Biology Olympiad (IBO) is a science olympiad for secondary school pupils. The first academic international Olympiads after the (originally Eastern European-based) International Mathematical Olympiad were launched under the auspices of the United Nations in the 1960s. The programs have gradually expanded to include more than 70 participating countries across five continents. The IBO is one of these olympiads. All participating countries send the four winners of their National Biology Olympiad to the IBO, accompanied by usually one team leader and two observers/jurors.
The aims of the IBO are to promote a career in science for talented students and to stress the importance of biology in our current society. It also provides a great opportunity to compare educational methods and exchange experiences. This is useful information to improve biology education on a national level. Since the organization of every National Olympiad requires the cooperation of many institutions, such as ministries of education, industry, teachers' associations, universities and schools, communication and cooperation between those institutions is promoted and intensified. Lastly, the IBO stimulates contact between students and teachers from many countries in a friendly environment. To demonstrate this, both students and teachers swear an oath of behaving according to the principles of fair play.
The competition itself is composed of a theoretical and practical element. The theory exams cover a wide range of Biology: Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Plant Anatomy and Physiology, Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Ethology, Genetics and Evolution, Ecology, and Biosystematics. The marks are scaled so that the theory and practical components each have a weighting of about fifty percent.
All participants are ranked based on their individual scores. These are based on the results of a theoretical and a practical test, each making up approximately fifty percent of the final score.