In addition to organizing the International History Bee and Bowl, International Academic Competitions organizes the International Science Bee! See below for a summary of our science event calendar. Practice questions (both Qualifying Exams and buzzer-based questions) can be found here. For further information on our science competitions, please contact email@example.com
1. International Science Bee – Championships Qualifying Exam
The International Science Bee Championships Qualifying Exam (CQE) is offered at all International History Bee and Bowl regional tournaments. Students take the Qualifying Exam during the lunch break. The cost is 10 Euros, British Pounds, US Dollars, Swiss Francs, or 20 Azerbaijani Manat and may be paid in cash on the day of the tournament. The Qualifying Exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions on all aspects of Science; students have 20 minutes to take the Exam. Students can also take the exam online with a teacher proctoring it for the same cost if they are unable to attend an International History Bee and Bowl tournament where the Qualifying Exam is offered. Two separate Qualifying Exam versions are offered each year; the Gamma Set CQE is given at International History Bee and Bowl tournaments that run on the Gamma Question Set and the Beta Set CQE is given at International History Bee and Bowl tournaments that run on the Beta Question Set.
Teachers who offer the CQE to multiple students at their school have access to the Championships Qualifying Exams free of charge.
Students qualify for the ISB European Championships and the International Environmental Science Olympiad by accomplishing one of the following things:
1. Finishing in the top half of students in their age division who take their respective version of the CQE at any given tournament site. If there is an odd number of students, or if two students tie for the last spot, we “round up” so that 4 students out of 7 would qualify, for example, unless there was a tie for 4th place, in which case 5 (or more, if more than two students tied for 4th) would qualify.
2. Students can also qualify by finishing in the top half throughout Europe among all students who take the CQE within their age division for any given exam. These median scores are calculated for Gamma and Beta Sets for all students who have taken an Exam by March 19 for Gamma Set, and May 14 for Beta Set.
3. Students who score at the automatic qualifying level for the International Environmental Science Olympiad: a score of at least 75 (if they are Varsity), 65 (if they are Junior Varsity), 55 (if they are Middle School) and 45 (if they are Elementary) – also qualify for the ISB European Championships.
Students only need to qualify once (either on either version of the Championships Qualifying Exam or at any Regional Tournament, whether online or in-person) each year for the European Championships, and once in every two year cycle (i.e. either in the 2021-22 or 2022-23 school years) for the International Environmental Science Olympiad
2. International Science Bee – Regional Tournaments
For the 2023-24 academic year, there will be one Regional Tournament for the International Science Bee for students in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. This tournament will be held online. It will use buzzer-based questions and our online buzzer platform:
The Online Science Bee of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Science Regional Question Set – Friday, April 19
3. International Science Bee – 2024 European Championships
Saturday, June 1, 2024, City of London School, London, England
At the European Championships, qualified students from across Europe, the Middle East, the Caucasus, and Africa compete in three rounds of buzzer-based Bee play, followed by a Final Round to determine the European Champions. High School, Middle School, and Elementary Divisions will be offered. Details can be found on the European Championships weekend, including a schedule for the International Science Bee, can be found by clicking on the above posted link.
4. International Environmental Science Olympiad
The International Environmental Science is a multi-faceted, five day-long competition for the best science students from around the world. Held every two years (the next IESO will take place in Puerto Rico from December 27-31, 2024), the International Environmental Science Olympiad features numerous separate buzzer-based quiz competitions, other competitions, field trips, cultural activities, and a chance to meet other students who excel at and enjoy studying science. This event is specifically designed to encourage students’ families to attend. There will be activities for all family members in attendance to take part in, and not just for the competing students.
5. 2022-2023 Academic Year ISB Europe Results
Congratulations to the 2023 International Science Bee European Champions!
Varsity Division: Adrien Amouroux, Ecole Jeannine Manuel, France
Junior Varsity Division: Thomas Ravel, Ecole Jeannine Manuel, France
Middle School Division: Sulaiman Ahmed, City of London School
2022-2023 International Science Bee – Championships Qualifying Exam Results
Official Beta Set ISB Median Scores:
Varsity 42 Junior Varsity 51 Middle School 40 Elementary 16
Combined ISB Beta Set Exam Results and Median Calculations are found here. Note that the official medians reflect all Exam scores received by May 14. These Official Medians do not change further even with other students taking the Beta Set Exam after May 14.
Beta Set Exam Results
2023 British Championships Tournament Site – International Science Bee Exam Results – May 14, 2023
2023 Swiss Championships Tournament Site – International Science Bee Exam Results – May 6, 2023
Official Gamma Set ISB Median Scores:
Varsity 71 Junior Varsity 61 Middle School 39 Elementary 40
Combined ISB Gamma Set Exam Results and Median Calculations are found here. Note that the official medians reflect all Exam scores received by March 19. These Official Medians do not change further even with other students taking the Gamma Set Exam after March 19.
Gamma Set Exam Results
Independent International Science Bee Exam Results from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa – Ongoing
2023 Cyprus Tournament Site – International Science Bee Exam Results – Mar. 18, 2023
2023 Geneva Tournament Site – International Science Bee Exam Results – Mar. 11, 2023
2023 Azerbaijan Tournament Site – International Science Bee Exam Results – Mar. 4, 2023
2023 London Tournament Site – International Science Bee Exam Results – Mar. 4, 2023
2023 Paris Tournament Site – International Science Bee Exam Results – Feb. 4, 2023