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Staff Member

  •  Mrs Stewart – Curriculum Leader Science
  •  Miss O’Connor
  •  Mrs Oram
  •  Mrs Allan-Brown
  •  Miss McKenna
  •  Dr Oudney

 

Progression Pathways

The range of courses and levels studied in S3 to S6 is detailed in the following progression pathway:

 

PP Biology

Courses

Pupils at James Gillespie’s High School can study Biology at the following levels: National 3, National 4, National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher as shown in the progression pathways above.

 

Resources

In addition to the text books detailed in each course section below, pupils can access revision materials, summary notes and learning outcomes via the website Edmodo. This is an online educational environment used by most teachers and students in our faculty. Pupils set up their own Edmodo account and join the correct group for their subject and course using a specific code which their teacher provides. A link to the login page is here: Edmodo.

 

National 3,4,5 Biology

The National courses in Biology mainly consist of 3 units. There is an additional added value unit (AVU) at National 4 level.

  1. Cell Biology
  2. Multicellular Organisms
  3. Life on Earth

Textbooks:National 5 Biology’ by James Torrance  HODDER GIBSON  and  National 4 Biology‘ by Nicky Souter   HODDER GIBSON.

Revision Guide:How to Pass National 5 Biology‘ by Moffat and Dickson  HODDER GIBSON

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Revision Websites:

Additional information on the courses and assessment can be found on the SQA website:  N3 SQA    N4 SQA     N5 SQA

 

CfE Higher Biology

The Higher course consists of 3 units:

  1. DNA and the Genome
  2. Metabolism and Survival            
  3. Sustainability and Interdependence

Textbook:Higher Biology for CfE‘ by James Torrance  HODDER GIBSON

Revision Guide: How to Pass Higher Biology for CfE‘ by Moffat and Dickson  HODDER GIBSON

Revision Websites:

Additional information on the courses and assessment can be found on the SQA website:   CfE Higher SQA

 

CfE Advanced Higher Biology

The Advanced Higher course consists of 3 units:

  1. Cells and Proteins
  2. Organisms and Evolution
  3. Investigative Biology

Additional information on the courses and assessment can be found on the SQA website:   CfE AH Biology

Revision Guide: ‘Bright Red Study Guide CfE Advanced Higher Biology’ by Lloyd and Morgan  BRIGHT RED

Product Details

Revision Website:   Scholar login