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    National 3, 4 and 5 Biology

    National 3 and National 4 have end of Unit Assessments and a practical component to be completed to achieve a pass.

    National 5 has one 2.5 hrs SQA exam paired with a practical component (which is removed during session 2021-22 due to Covid).


    National Topics:

    Unit 1: Cell Biology

    Unit 2: Multicellular organisms

    Unit 3: Life on Earth



    Biology is recommended as a pupil choice along with Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics these linked Sciences work well together.

    Learners are expected to completed homework, partake in experiments and try hard in class.

    Progression Routes

    Learners with National 5 Biology can progress into Human Biology Higher, or Biology Higher. In some case-by-case decisions it may also allow entrance to Chemistry Higher.