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Biology (Higher)

Edinburgh College

Venues

Sighthill Campus

Content

Biology Higher is a part-time course that allows candidates to develop a deeper understanding of the underlying themes of biology. The scale of topics ranges from molecular through to whole organism and beyond. Candidates will develop an understanding of DNA and how the structure of the genome leads to the basis of evolution and biodiversity. Genomics is studied as one of the major scientific advances in recent times. Metabolic pathways and their control are considered along with the conditions in which organisms survive and their means of coping with these. The interdependence and complex interactions between organisms are explored and sustainable food production, with the fundamental process of photosynthesis at its core, is investigated. These topics will prepare you for further education, training or employment in areas associated with life sciences.

Entry Requirements

Maths and Biology at National 5. National 5 English preferred. Interview and entry test.

Progression Routes

This course can lead to further study at a university level

Start Date

August

Qualification

Higher

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

1 year

Department

Science

SCQF Level

6

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General