Advanced Higher Biology

Advanced Higher Biology

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

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

The Advanced Higher qualification in Biology offers in-depth understanding of the complex workings of cells and the inter-relationships within the environment. In addition, there are optional topics covering biotechnology, animal behaviour and physiology. The course also gives the opportunity for independent, investigative study.

Learners will gain a sophisticated understanding of biology as well as sophisticated analytical skills. They will be able to source information from experimental, observational or survey work, write in a scientific manner and back up their arguments with evidence.

The Advanced Higher Biology Course is at SCQF level 7.

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

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