Biology Higher


1) Sustainability and Interdepedence.
2) Metabolism and Survival.
3) DNA and the Genome. 


This course studies the relationships in the natural world and what determines physical characteristics. There is a practical element to the course and learners are shown how to investigate.

Entry Pre-requisites 

Learners are expected to have studied Biology successfully at National five level. If this was not the case entry would be accepted if the learner had shown strong performance in at least one other science at National five level. 


Written exam (3 hrs)  = 80%
Practical assignment   = 20% 

Leads to:

Provides a solid foundation to learn Advanced Higher Biology. Higher Biology is also often an entry requirement for study of many science and medical based courses at university.

Further Information

Speak to Dr. Armstrong or Mr. McShane (Faculty Heads of Science).