Higher Biology

Higher Biology

This page is for the existing National Qualification Higher Biology Course.

Access information on the new NQ (CfE) Higher Courses.

The Higher qualification in Biology give learners an understanding of cell biology, genetics and growth. It covers major concepts that make biology an important area of investigative science. The course gives an understanding of the way in which biological principles can be applied to the modern world.

Learners will gain insight into the importance of biochemistry, molecular biology and environmental issues, including in genetic engineering, immunology and population studies. The course concentrates on the principles underlying these key topics. Learners' problem solving and experimental skills will be challenged and developed by the course.

The Higher Biology Course is at SCQF level 6.

For more information on SCQF levels and how Higher fits in to the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, visit our SCQF section.

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