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Advanced Higher Biology (Course Code: C807 77)

SCQF Level 7 (32 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Biology?

Biology is the study of all living things, from the tiniest organisms to the largest lifeforms. You will learn how nature and the human body work, and how different forms of life eat, make energy and reproduce. You will also find out how Biology is helping to find solutions to world problems.

There are many career opportunities connected with biology, including medicine, nursing, dentistry, physiotherapy, food science, sport science, pharmacology and beauty therapy.

What do I need to get in?

This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:

What will I study?

The course comprises three areas of study.

Cells and Proteins

You will study:

Organisms and Evolution

You will study:

Investigative Biology

You will study: 

How will I be assessed?

Course assessment

The course assessment consists of two components totalling 130 marks:

For Component 2, you will carry out an in-depth investigation of a biology topic and produce a project-report.

Both the question papers and the assignment are set and externally marked by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across course assessment.

The course assessment is graded A-D.

What can I go on to next?

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?