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the computing competition for schools and colleges.
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The 2009 British Informatics Olympiad

If you last participated prior to 2008 you should take careful note of the dates for this year's content.

BIO 2009 poster BIO 2009 took place November - December 2008 and March 2009. The competition was open to all students in full-time pre-university education in mainland Britain, and involved solving problems against the clock, using nothing more than pen, paper and a computer.

The BIO consisted of three stages. The first was a 3-hour test, the British Informatics Olympiad, which took place in schools during November-December 2008. This involved solving a range of problems using a computer. The second stage was the final, which was held in Cambridge from 27-29 March 2009. The top four finalists will make up the team to travel to the 2009 International Olympiad in Informatics, hosted by Bulgaria.

As well as the possibility of winning a medal - our competitors won over twenty in the last ten years, including four golds - the team will enjoy VIP treatment and get to socialise with contestants from over 75 different countries that will take part.

29 March 2009 The following students were selected to represent Great Britain at the 2009 International Olympiad in Informatics:

This year's reserve team members are: The other finalists were:

See the links below for information about BIO 2009.

General information can be found through the BIO Index, including:


British Informatics Olympiad