BIOLOGY

SCQF LEVEL 6 - Higher

Higher biology offers pupils a range of biological topics ranging from cells and molecular biology to learning about interactions between organisms and animal behaviour. This is suited to pupils who have an interest in biology and enjoy environmental topics in addition to cellular topics or want a more general biology course compared with higher human.  

QUALIFICATION

Higher

DURATION

1 Year full time (option of 2 year)

COURSEWORK

Assignment - 20% 

EXAM

2 papers

Multiple choice - 40 mins

Paper 2 - 2.5 hours

COST

NA

TEACHERS

tbc

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?

3 units of work which cover a breadth of topics that appeal to many interests and potential biological courses in higher education. The course offers lots of practical work allowing pupils to learn through experiments and develop problem solving skills. The units of work include cells and molecular biology, metabolism and survival of organisms and sustainability and interdependence. There are several opportunities for fieldtrips and excursions to University labs throughout the course.  

Practical activity and skills-based learning 

Opportunity to work in groups 

Opportunity to develop problem solving skills and scientific literacy 

A breadth of topics to suit all interests 

High quality learning and teaching 

KEY FACTS

Everything you need to know before selecting this course

entry requirements

National 5 A/B or a crash higher (if recommended). Please speak to Mrs Rennie.

what will you get?

Higher science qualification – often desirable for many University or college courses.  

Laboratory skills – often desirable for post school employment in scientific industry. 

progress

Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course

EMPLOYMENT

Laboratory technician, medical careers, teaching, environmental and ecology based roles, sport science careers.  

my world of work

This link will take you to an excellent resource on MyWOW which looks at potential career routes when you select a combination of subjects. 

STUDENT STORIES

Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.

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