Advanced Higher Biology
All Ayrshire schools
This course is for school pupils only
Tuesday 9.00am – 11.15am
Thursday 11.15am – 1.15pm
Duration: 1 Year
From 10 Jun 2019
The Advanced Higher is for you if you have a real interest in biology and you are considering specialising in the subject at college or university.
Biology courses encourage the development of skills and resourcefulness, with the ability to think creatively, analyse and solve problems. Biology affects everyone and aims to find solutions to many of the world’s problems. Advances in technologies have made this varied subject more exciting and relevant than ever.
You will engage in a wide range of investigative tasks, which allows you to develop important skills to become inventive and enterprising, in a world where the skills and knowledge developed in biology are needed across all sectors of society and the economy.
It covers key aspects of life science at the molecular scale, and extends to aspects of the biology of whole organisms that are among the driving forces of evolution. You will develop a sound theoretical understanding and practical experience of experimental investigative work in biological science. Areas covered include:
You would be expected to have passed Higher Biology or Higher Human Biology at B or above.
You will undertake internal assessment for each of the 3 units in the course. External assessments are an investigative project (30 marks) and a question paper (90 marks).
You may progress to:
“I’m going to university next year. Meeting new people, teaching staff and learning to find my way around a new building will help in my transition to university.’ ‘I’ve really enjoyed the course, it’s been quite challenging but the lecturers have been really great”.