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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.

Arrangements Documents


External Assessment Reports

Internal Assessment Reports

Monitoring Standards Reports

Past Papers and Marking Instructions

National Assessment Bank Materials

Course Assessment Packs & Specimen Question Papers

Understanding Standards

Guide to Assessment in the Sciences

IMAGE: Guide to Assessment in the Sciences cover.This binder draws together appropriate information on assessment from the Arrangements documents, National Assessment Bank materials and update letters for National Qualifications in the Sciences. It is intended to provide an easy access point for information on assessment and it is envisaged that it will be particularly useful to faculty heads, newly qualified teachers (NQTs) and teachers presenting more than one Science. It is an additional resource to be used in conjunction with SQA Arrangements documents and National Assessment Bank materials (NABs).

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