We have an open door policy in the Biology Department and teachers are always willing to go over work that a pupil may find difficult. There is an expectation of pupil commitment and responsibility for their learning. After school and lunchtime tutorials are available weekly in the run-up to exams for revision purposes and these can help develop confidence in what has been learnt previously.
Within the department it is possible to take several Biology courses:
As part of the CfE senior phase, pupils can choose National 4 or National 5 Biology.
Pupils successfully completing National 4 Biology can progress onto National 5 Biology.
Pupils who successfully complete National 5 Biology can progress onto Higher Biology in S5.
Pupils can choose Higher or Advanced Higher Biology if they have met the criteria required (a successful pass at National 5 or Higher Biology) to start this level of study.
Nat 5 Bio
EBook for course
Nat 4 Bio
EBook for Course