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