Advanced Higher Biology
In S6 students will consolidate prior learning in Higher Biology. They will further develop their experimental skills and application of these during an independent investigation which represents a component of their final grade.
Students will develop their knowledge of scientific practices as well as in-depth knowledge of Biology at a university level. In the course, learners are encouraged to develop their independent learning skills.
There are 3 units in Advanced Higher Biology:
- Cells and proteins:
- Laboratory techniques
- Environmental stimulus
- Cell division
- Organisms and Evolution:
- Field techniques
- Variation and sex determination
- Sex and behaviour
- Investigative Biology – focusing on experimental design, data analysis and critical evaluation of biological research
The aims of the Course are to enable students to:
- develop a critical understanding of the role of biology in scientific issues and relevant applications, including the impact these could make on the environment/society
- extend and apply knowledge, understanding and skills of biology
- develop and apply the skills to carry out complex practical scientific activities, including the use of risk assessments, technology, equipment and materials
- develop and apply scientific inquiry and investigative skills, including planning and experimental design
- develop and apply analytical thinking skills, including critical evaluation of experimental procedures in a biology context
- extend and apply problem solving skills in a biology context
- further develop an understanding of scientific literacy, using a wide range of resources, in order to communicate complex ideas and issues and to make scientifically informed choices
- extend and apply skills of independent/autonomous working in biology
Entry Requirements – achieve Higher/Higher Human Biology
Attendance – Six periods each week
There is continuous assessment of individuals in Advanced Higher.
The final exam totals 90 marks combined with 30 marks for the Investigation project = 120 marks total
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