Higher Biology and Human Biology – revised Course Specification

The Course Specifications for Higher Biology and Human Biology  for session 2018-19 have been  published on our website. The Course Specification details the key area content (as published in the course comparison document).

Course Comparison document Higher Biology

Course Comparison document Higher Human Biology

Course Support notes will be added to the course specification as an appendix. They will detail the depth of knowledge required (as published in the course comparison document) and will also include the suggested learning activities. The key areas of the course and the depth of knowledge required for each key area can be assessed in …

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Revisions to Higher Courses 2018–19: Biology and Human Biology

We have issued the following message to centres to advise that planned additional documents for Higher Biology and Human Biology have now been published.

Message from Gill Stewart – Revisions to Higher Courses 2018–19: Computing Science, Biology and Human Biology

For further information, please contact Paula – paula.greenwood@sqa.org.uk

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Planned changes to Higher subject updates

We have published the following planned changes to Higher subject updates:

Biology
Human Biology

For further information, please contact Paula – paula.greenwood@sqa.org.uk

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Advanced Higher Biology Project: updated General Assessment Information and Project Assessment Task

We have updated the following Advanced Higher Biology Project documents to provide further clarity on the marking instructions and instructions for candidates:

General Assessment Information (available on the Advanced Higher Biology subject page of our main website, under Assessment Support)
Project Assessment Task (available on the secure site)

For further information, please contact Paula – paula.greenwood@sqa.org.uk

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Understanding delivery of freestanding Biology units in session 2017-18

We have recently published a guidance document on assessing candidates for freestanding Biology units at SCQF level 5, which were previously part of the National 5 Biology course.

To access the document click on the link below:

http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/files_ccc/BiologySCQF_level5UnderstandingDeliveryOfFreestandingUnitsInSession201718.pdf

For further information, please contact Paula – paula.greenwood@sqa.org.uk

 

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Revised National 5 Biology Assignment Exemplars

We have recently published Revised National 5 Biology Assignment exemplars.

To access the exemplars, please click on the link below:

http://www.understandingstandards.org.uk/Subjects/Biology/national5/Assignment

For further information, please contact Paula – paula.greenwood@sqa.org.uk

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Revised National 5 Biology Specimen Question Paper

We have recently published the Revised National 5 Biology Specimen Question Paper.

To access the Specimen, please click on the link below:

https://www.sqa.org.uk/files_ccc/BiologySQPRN5.pdf

For further information, please contact Paula – paula.greenwood@sqa.org.uk

 

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Understanding Standards Events for National 5 Biology

We are running a programme of events that focus on the changes to assessment in National 5 Biology from session 2017-18.

Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in workshops and discuss the course documents, as well as have their questions answered by senior examining team members.

For further information and to book a place, please click on the following link – Understanding Standards Events …

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Revised unit specification: Experimental Procedures: Physics (SCQF level 6)

The Experimental Procedures: Physics unit specification at SCQF level 6 has recently been revised.

The revised unit specification can be accessed via the weblink below:

Experimental Procedures: Physics (SCQF level 6)

For further information, please contact Laura – laura.gibson@sqa.org.uk

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Revised unit specification: Experimental Procedures: Chemistry (SCQF level 6)

The Experimental Procedures: Chemistry unit specification at SCQF level 6 has recently been revised.

The revised unit specification can be accessed via the weblink below:

Experimental Procedures: Chemistry (SCQF level 6)

For further information, please contact Laura – laura.gibson@sqa.org.uk

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