Key Dates

All dates are approximate

S3

A range of class assessments as appropriate.

S4

A range of class assessments and SQA National Qualification Unit Assessments as appropriate.

National 3

  • Cell Biology – Assessment completed by June
  • Multicellular Organisms – Assessment completed by October
  • Life on Earth – Assessment completed by April

National 4

  • Cell Biology – Assessment completed by June
  • Multicellular Organisms – Assessment completed by October
  • Life on Earth – Assessment completed by April
  • Added Value Unit – Assessment completed by December

National 5

  • Cell Biology – Assessment completed by August
  • Multicellular Organisms – Assessment completed by October
  • Life on Earth – Assessment completed by April
  • Added Value – Assignment completed by December
  • Added Value – Question paper in May/June SQA exam diet

S5/6

National 5

  • Cell Biology – Assessment completed by August
  • Multicellular Organisms – Assessment completed by October
  • Life on Earth – Assessment completed by April
  • Added Value – Assignment completed by December
  • Added Value – Question paper in May/June SQA exam diet

 

Higher

  • Unit 1 – DNA & The Genome – October
  • Unit 2 – Metabolism & Survival – January
  • Unit 3 – Sustainability & Independence – April

Higher Human Biology

  • Unit 2 – Physiology and Health- Assessment Completed by October
  • Unit 1 – Human Cells – Assessment Completed by January
  • Unit 3 – Neurobiology and Communication – Assessment Completed by March
  • Unit 4 – Immunology and Public Health – Assessment Completed by April

Advanced Higher

  • Unit 1 – Cells and Proteins – November
  • Unit 2 – Organisms and Evolution – April
  • Project – December
  • Unit 3 – Investigative Biology – February

 All S4 – S6 national 5, higher or advanced higher pupils will complete a prelim exam in January.