Biology Department

Back row from left: Miss Paterson, Mr Paton, Mr Skelly, Mr Runciman and Mr Fox
Front row from left: Mr Crone and Mrs. McIntyre

At Madras, you will study an integrated course of Science in S1 – including 2 units of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The new Biology ‘Curriculum for Excellence’ units are called ‘Variety of Life’ and ‘Ourselves’. During S1, pupils will be required to select the Science subjects they wish to study in S2 and S3.

The S2/3 course consists of three further units covering C.f.E. outcomes. The units are ‘The Body’, ‘Plants’ and ‘Biotechnology’. There is assessment throughout these units. The units will provide a good foundation for the courses in S4 and above.

During S3, Biology students will be recommended either to enter into a National 4 or National 5 course in Biology in S4.

Successful completion of the National 5 course will allow entry into the Higher course – which is being revised in the near future.

In S6, you may be able to study Advanced Higher Biology or attempt one of the lower level courses.

Use the navigation buttons on the left to find information relating to the Biology courses to be offered as Curriculum for Excellence is ‘rolled out’.


Mr. Runciman
(PT Biology)

Mr. Crone

Mr. Fox

Mrs. McIntyre

Miss Paterson

Mr. Paton