- Mrs Stewart – Curriculum Leader Science
- Miss O’Connor
- Mrs Oram
- Mrs Allan-Brown
- Miss McKenna
- Dr Oudney
The range of courses and levels studied in S3 to S6 is detailed in the following progression pathway:
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.
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.
- Cell Biology
- Multicellular Organisms
- 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
CfE Higher Biology
The Higher course consists of 3 units:
- DNA and the Genome
- Metabolism and Survival
- 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
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:
- Cells and Proteins
- Organisms and Evolution
- 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
Revision Website: Scholar login