The Higher Biology course is also made up of three units:
- DNA and the Genome
- Metabolism and Survival
- Sustainability and Interdependence
Further details about the Higher course contents and copies of the power-points and homework sheets are available to all pupils through the school's GLOW website. This requires a login.
Each unit has an end of unit test and there is also a compulsory practical / research assignment that is externally marked. The main preliminary exam takes place at the end of January, with a second supplementary prelim in mid-April. The final external examination take place in May.
Recommendation for entry into the course requires an A or B grade pass at National 5 level or equivalent.