Higher Human Biology

Essential Information

Course Specification

Explains the structure of the Course, including its purpose and aims and information on the skills, knowledge and understanding that will be developed.

The course specification details the key area content (as published in the course comparison document).

The following document shows how the revised course structure from 2018-19 onwards compares with the current course structure. The key areas of the course and the depth of knowledge required for each key area can be assessed in the question paper.

Course Reports

Provides information on the performance of candidates - which is useful to teachers, lecturers and assessors in their preparation of candidates for future assessment.

Assessment

Specimen Question Papers

Illustrates the standard, structure and requirements of the question papers candidates will sit (includes marking instructions).

Past Papers and Marking Instructions

Coursework

This section provides information on marking instructions and/or the coursework assessment task(s). It includes information that centres need to administer coursework and must be read in conjunction with the course specification.


Information on the production and submission of SQA-assessed coursework for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher.

Resources

Understanding Standards

CPD

Events

Human Biology events

These events will focus on the revised course assessment for session 2018-19 onwards. Delegates will take part in workshops, where they will have the opportunity to review and discuss the revised course documents with colleagues. They will also have the opportunity to have their questions answered by senior examining team members.

When and where:

Friday 02 November 2018 - Inverness Saturday 03 November 2018 - Aberdeen Monday 12 November 2018 - Dunblane Friday 23 November 2018 - Edinburgh Saturday 24 November 2018 - Glasgow To book please register on our booking system

Additional CPD support

Where any particular areas of concern are identified, which are not addressed by our Understanding Standards events or support materials, we will offer free continuing professional development (CPD) training, subject to request. CPD support is subject-specific and can be tailored to cover one or more qualification level. To find out more about this service visit our CPD page.