• Science

    Advanced Higher Biology

  • Eligible Schools:

    All Ayrshire schools

    This course is for school pupils only

  • Location/Day/Time

    Kilmarnock Campus

    Tuesday 9.00am – 11.15am

    Thursday 11.15am – 1.15pm

    Duration: 1 Year

  • Start Date

    From 10 Jun 2019

Who is the Course for

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.

What is the Course About

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:

  •  Cells and Proteins
  •  Organisms and Evolution
  •  Investigative Biology

What do I Need

You would be expected to have passed Higher Biology or Higher Human Biology at B or above.

How will I be Assessed

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).

Next Steps

You may progress to:

  •  an HNC/HND/degree in a biology-based course or a related area
  •  a career in a biology-based discipline or related area such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, environmental and health sciences, and laboratory work.

What do current students say

“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”.

Start Date

10 Jun 2019



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