SIBiol and Science Centre Singapore co-organised the 4th Singapore Junior Biology Olympiad (SJBO) for students from Secondary 2 to 4 (or their international equivalent) and welcomed all Singapore-based schools to take part on Friday 24th May 2019. A total of 1479 students from 63 schools participated in the theory round which took place online.
73 students received gold medals, 145 received silver medals, 215 received bronze medals, 143 received honourable mention and 903 received certificate of participation
Following the theory round, the top 7 schools (as determined by a weighted average of the scores of the four best students from each school) were selected to participate in the practical round: Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Catholic High School, Hwa Chong Institution, NUS High School of Mathematics and Science, Raffles Girls’ School, Raffles Institution and Victoria School. Schools selected were allowed to train and select 5 students (including 1 reserve) to participate in the practical round, held in the Science Centre Singapore on the 14th of August 2019. The students participated in teams of 4 in the SJBO practical round. They were made to complete various tasks ranging from collecting and classifying organisms in the leaf litter to identifying and observing anatomy of bi-valves.
The overall winner was Raffles Institution, with Raffles Girls’ School coming in second and Hwa Chong Institution coming in third.
SIBiol would like to thank the organising committee A/P Lim Tit Meng, Dr Jani Tanzil, Dr Chen Zhong, Dr Savita Sharma, Ms Swapna Teckwani, Ms Yan Ling, Dr Theresa Su, Ms Regina Ashley, Mr. Nicholas Yap, Ms Shermane Lim and Ms Ong Jia Xin for their devotion and zeal without which the SJBO 2019 would not have been possible.
Click here for the full SJBO2019 theory round results