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National 4 Biology
Course Information
The purpose of the Course is to develop learners’ interest and enthusiasm for biology in a range of contexts. The skills of scientific inquiry and investigation are developed, throughout the Course, by investigating the applications of biology. This will enable learners to become scientifically literate citizens, able to review the science-based claims which they will meet.
 
The Course aims to:
  • Develop and apply knowledge and understanding of biology
  • Develop an understanding of biology’s role in scientific issues and relevant applications of biology in society and the environment
  • Develop scientific inquiry and investigative skills
  • Develop scientific analytical thinking skills in a biology context
  • Develop the use of technology, equipment and materials, safely, in practical scientific activities
  • Develop problem solving skills in a biology context
  • Use and understand scientific literacy, in everyday contexts, to communicate ideas and issues
  • Develop the knowledge and skills for more advanced learning in biology
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National 5 Biology
Course Information
The Course will be of value to those wishing to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of biology. It aims to develop scientific understanding of biological issues, with an emphasis on practical activities. The Course is a broad and up-to date selection of concepts and ideas relevant to the central position of life science within our society. An experimental and investigative approach is used to develop knowledge and understanding of biology’s key areas.
 
The Course covers major areas of biology ranging from cellular to whole organism and up to ecosystems. The key areas of biodiversity, interdependence, body systems and cells and inheritance are developed through the Course.
 
The Course allows flexibility and personalisation within each Unit and within the Added Value Unit of the Course by offering choice in the contexts studied.
 
The Course allows flexibility and personalisation by offering choice in the contexts studied.
 
The Course aims to:
  • Develop and apply knowledge and understanding of biology
  • Develop an understanding of biology’s role in scientific issues and relevant applications of biology in society and the environment
  • Develop scientific inquiry and investigative skills
  • Develop scientific analytical thinking skills in a biology context
  • Develop the use of technology, equipment and materials, safely, in practical scientific activities
  • Develop problem solving skills in a biology context
  • Use and understand scientific literacy, in everyday contexts, to communicate ideas and issues
  • Develop the knowledge and skills for more advanced learning in biology
Exam Information
Component 1
  • Question paper.
  • Exam time: 2 hours
The purpose of the question paper is to assess breadth and depth of knowledge and
understanding from across the Units. 

Exam date: 23rd May 2017

Exam time: 13:00 - 15:00
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Higher Biology
Course Information
The purpose of the Course is to develop learners’ interest and enthusiasm for biology in a range of contexts. The skills of scientific inquiry and investigation are developed, throughout the Course, by investigating the applications of biology. This will enable learners to become scientifically literate citizens, able to review the science-based claims which they will meet.
 
The Course will be of value to those wishing to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of biology. It aims to develop scientific understanding of biological issues, with an emphasis on practical activities. The Course is a broad and up-to date selection of concepts and ideas relevant to the central position of life science within our society. An experimental and investigative approach is used to develop knowledge and understanding of biology’s key areas.
 
The Course covers major areas of biology ranging from cellular to whole organism and up to ecosystems. The key areas of biodiversity, interdependence, body systems and cells and inheritance are developed through the Course.
 
The Course allows flexibility and personalisation within each Unit and within the Added Value Unit of the Course by offering choice in the contexts studied.
 
The Course allows flexibility and personalisation by offering choice in the contexts studied.
 
The Course aims to:
  • Develop and apply knowledge and understanding of biology
  • Develop an understanding of biology’s role in scientific issues and relevant applications of biology in society and the environment
  • Develop scientific inquiry and investigative skills
  • Develop scientific analytical thinking skills in a biology context
  • Develop the use of technology, equipment and materials, safely, in practical scientific activities
  • Develop problem solving skills in a biology context
  • Use and understand scientific literacy, in everyday contexts, to communicate ideas and issues
  • Develop the knowledge and skills for more advanced learning in biology
Exam Information
Component 1
  • Question paper.
  • Exam time: 2 hours 30 mins
The purpose of the question paper is to assess breadth and depth of knowledge and
understanding from across the Units.

Exam date: 23rd May 2017

Exam time: 9:00 - 11:30
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Higher Human Biology
Course Information
The purpose of the Course is to develop learners’ interest and enthusiasm for human biology in a range of contexts. The skills of scientific inquiry and investigation are developed, throughout the Course, by investigating the applications of human biology.
 
The Course provides the opportunity for learners to acquire a deeper understanding of cellular processes, physiological mechanisms, communication between organisms, and the biology of populations as they apply to the human species.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the sciences, learners may benefit from studying Higher Human Biology along with other science subjects, as this may enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding.

The development of skills prepares learners by enabling them to adapt their learning to new situations, solve problems, make decisions based on evidence, and evaluate the impact of science developments on their own health and wellbeing, society and the environment. By setting the acquisition of knowledge and skills in the context of Higher Human Biology, a stimulating, relevant and enjoyable curriculum prepares learners for further education, training or employment, in areas associated with life sciences.
 
The aims of the Course are to enable learners to:
  • Develop and apply knowledge and understanding of human biology
  • Develop an understanding of human biology’s role in scientific issues and relevant applications of human biology, including the impact these could make on society and the environment
  • Develop scientific inquiry and investigative skills
  • Develop scientific analytical thinking skills, including scientific evaluation, in a human biology context
  • Develop the use of technology, equipment and materials, safely, in practical scientific activities, including using risk assessments
  • Develop problem solving skills in a human biology context
  • Use and understand scientific literacy to communicate ideas and issues and to make scientifically informed choices
  • Develop the knowledge and skills for more advanced learning in biology
Exam Information
Component 1
  • Question paper.
  • Exam time: 2 hour 30 mins
The purpose of the question paper is to assess breadth and depth of knowledge and
understanding from across the Units.
  • Section 1, titled ‘Objective Test’, will have 20 marks.
  • Section 2, titled ‘Paper 2’, will contain restricted and extended response questions and will have 80 marks.
Exam date: 23rd May

Exam time: 13:00 - 15:30
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Advanced Higher Biology
Course Information
The purpose of the Course is to build on the knowledge, understanding and skills
developed by the learner in Higher Biology and Higher Human Biology, and to provide a useful bridge towards further study of biology.
 
The Advanced Higher Biology Course is based on integrative ideas and unifying principles of modern biological science. It covers key aspects of life science at the molecular scale and extends to aspects of the biology of whole organisms that are among the major driving forces of evolution. In addition, the Advanced Higher Biology Course aims to develop a sound theoretical understanding and practical experience of experimental investigative work in biological science.

Throughout the Course there are ample opportunities to develop a systems approach to the study of biological science, allowing candidates to integrate their learning and to develpp an appreciation of the global dimension to life on Earth and the importance of understanding biological issues in our society.
 
The further development of scientific skills and experience acquired in previous learning will extend candidates’ capability to embark on independent investigative work, and by designing and carrying out their own investigation candidates will increase their scientific literacy and develop skills for learning, life and work.

Learners will increase their scientific literacy through in-depth analysis and evaluation of scientific publications and media reports, as well as through the production of their own scientific reports and communications. These activities will assist in developing skills for learning, life and work.
 
The aims of this Course are to enable learners to:
  • Develop a critical understanding of the role of biology in scientific issues and relevant applications, including the impact these could make on the environment/ society
  • Extend and apply knowledge, understanding and skills of biology
  • Develop and apply the skills to carry out complex practical scientific activities, including the use of risk assessments, technology, equipment and materials
  • Develop and apply scientific inquiry and investigative skills, including planning and experimental design
  • Develop and apply analytical thinking skills, including critical evaluation of experimental procedures, in a biology context
  • Extend and apply problem solving skills in a biology context
  • Further develop an understanding of scientific literacy, using a wide range of resources, in order to communicate complex ideas and issues and to make scientifically informed choices
  • Extend and apply skills of independent/autonomous working in biology
  • Learners’ creativity will be developed and encouraged through opportunities to generate new ideas when planning and designing investigations and experiments, which they will carry out.
  • Practical investigative skills are particularly important at this level. This is reflected in the opportunity to carry out high-quality experimental work within all the Course Units, and particularly in the Advanced Higher Investigative Biology Unit, which incorporates both practical techniques and skills of scientific investigation.
  • The Course allows flexibility and personalisation by offering choice within the key areas studied. The Course content has been selected to allow learners to study key biological concepts within situations of personal relevance, using up-to-date contexts. 
Exam Information
Component 1
  • Question paper.
  • Exam time: 2 hour 30 mins
The purpose of this question paper is to assess breadth and depth of knowledge
and understanding from across the Units.
  • Section 1 will contain objective questions and will have 25 marks.
  • Section 2 will contain restricted and extended response questions and will have 65 marks.
Exam date: 23rd May 2017

Exam time: 9:00 - 11:30
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National 4 Chemistry
Course Information
The purpose of the Course is to develop learners’ curiosity, interest and enthusiasm for chemistry in a range of contexts. The key skills of scientific inquiry and investigation are integrated and developed throughout the Course. The relevance of chemistry is highlighted by the study of the applications of chemistry in everyday contexts .This will enable learners to become scientifically literate citizens, able to review the sciencebased claims they will meet.
 
The main aims of this Course are to:
  • Develop and apply knowledge and understanding of chemistry
  • Develop an understanding of chemistry’s role in scientific issues and relevant applications of chemistry in society and the environment
  • Develop scientific inquiry and investigative skills
  • Develop scientific analytical thinking skills in a chemistry context
  • Develop the use of technology, equipment and materials, safely, in practical scientific activities
  • Develop problem solving skills in a chemistry context
  • Use and understand scientific literacy, in everyday contexts, to communicate ideas and issues
  • Develop the knowledge and skills for more advanced learning in chemistry
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National 5 Chemistry
Course Information
The purpose of the Course is to develop learners’ curiosity, interest and enthusiasm for chemistry in a range of contexts. The key skills of scientific inquiry and investigation are integrated and developed throughout the Course. The relevance of chemistry is highlighted by the study of the applications of chemistry in everyday contexts .This will enable learners to become scientifically literate citizens, able to review the sciencebased claims they will meet.
 
The Course covers a variety of  contexts relevant to chemistry’s impact on the environment and society through the chemistry of the Earth’s resources, the chemistry of everyday products and environmental analysis.
 
It offers a broad, versatile and adaptable skill set which is valued in the workplace, and forms the basis for study of chemistry at a higher level, while also providing a knowledge base useful in the study of all of the sciences.
 
The main aims of this Course are to:
  • Develop and apply knowledge and understanding of chemistry
  • Develop an understanding of chemistry’s role in scientific issues and relevant applications of chemistry in society and the environment
  • Develop scientific inquiry and investigative skills
  • Develop scientific analytical thinking skills in a chemistry context
  • Develop the use of technology, equipment and materials, safely, in practical scientific activities
  • Develop problem solving skills in a chemistry context
  • Use and understand scientific literacy, in everyday contexts, to communicate ideas and issues
  • Develop the knowledge and skills for more advanced learning in chemistry
Exam Information
Component 1
  • Question paper.
  • Exam time: 2 hours
The purpose of the question paper is to assess breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding from across the Units.
  • Section 1 (Objective Test) will have 20 marks.
  • Section 2 will contain restricted and extended response questions and will have 60 marks.
Exam date: 8th May 2017

Exam time: 13:00 - 15:00
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Higher Chemistry
Course Information
The purpose of the Course is to develop learners’ curiosity, interest and enthusiasm for chemistry in a range of contexts. The key skills of scientific inquiry and investigation are integrated and developed throughout the Course. The relevance of chemistry is highlighted by the study of the applications of chemistry in everyday contexts .This will enable learners to become scientifically literate citizens, able to review the science-based claims they will meet.
 
The Course covers a variety of  contexts relevant to chemistry’s impact on the environment and society through the chemistry of the Earth’s resources, the chemistry of everyday products and environmental analysis.
 
The Course allows flexibility and personalisation by offering choice in the contexts studied. The key areas of atomic structure, bonding and chemical equations are integrated throughout the Course.
 
It offers a broad, versatile and adaptable skill set which is valued in the workplace, and forms the basis for study of chemistry at a higher level, while also providing a knowledge base useful in the study of all of the sciences.
 
The main aims of this Course are to:
  • Develop and apply knowledge and understanding of chemistry
  • Develop an understanding of chemistry’s role in scientific issues and relevant applications of chemistry in society and the environment
  • Develop scientific inquiry and investigative skills
  • Develop scientific analytical thinking skills in a chemistry context
  • Develop the use of technology, equipment and materials, safely, in practical scientific activities
  • Develop problem solving skills in a chemistry context
  • Use and understand scientific literacy, in everyday contexts, to communicate ideas and issues
  • Develop the knowledge and skills for more advanced learning in chemistry

The Course also serves to equip all learners with an understanding of the impact of chemistry on everyday life, and with the knowledge and skills to be able to evaluate media reports. This will also equip learners to make their own decisions on issues within a modern society where the body of  scientific knowledge and its applications and implications are ever developing. By using the skills base and knowledge and understanding of chemistry, learners will become scientifically literate citizens.
 
Exam Information
Component 1
  • Question paper.
  • Exam time: 2 hours 30 mins
The purpose of the question paper is to assess breadth and depth of knowledge and
understanding from across the Units.
  • Section 1 (Objective Test) will have 20 marks.
  • Section 2 will contain restricted and extended response questions and will have 80 marks
Exam date: 8th May 2017

Exam Time: 9:00 - 11:30 
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Advanced Higher Chemistry
Course Information
The purpose of the Advanced Higher Chemistry Course is to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of the physical and natural environments beyond Higher level. The Course builds on Higher Chemistry, continuing to develop the underlying theories of chemistry and the practical skills used in the chemistry laboratory.
 
By using the broad skills base and knowledge and understanding of detailed chemistry key areas, learners will become scientifically literate citizens and be able to review the science-based claims they will meet and to communicate in an evidence-based manner. This also allows learners to make their own reasoned decisions on many issues within a modern society increasingly dependent on chemistry, science and technology.
 
The Advanced Higher Chemistry Course aims to enable learners to:
  • Develop a critical understanding of the role of chemistry in scientific issues and relevant applications, including the impact these could make on the environment/society
  • Extend and apply knowledge, understanding and skills of chemistry
  • Develop and apply the skills to carry out complex practical scientific activities, including the use of risk assessments, technology, equipment and materials
  • Develop and apply scientific inquiry and investigative skills, including planning and experimental design
  • Develop and apply analytical thinking skills, including critical evaluation of experimental procedures in a chemistry context
  • Extend and apply problem solving skills in a chemistry context
  • Further develop an understanding of scientific literacy, using a wide range of resources, in order to communicate complex ideas and issues and to make scientifically informed choices
  • Extend and apply skills of independent/autonomous working in chemistry
 
Learners’ creativity will be developed and encouraged through opportunities to generate new ideas when planning and designing investigations and experiments, which they will carry out.
 
Practical investigative skills are particularly important at this level. This is reflected in the opportunity to carry out high-quality experimental work within all the Course Units and particularly in the Advanced Higher Researching Chemistry Unit, which incorporates both practical techniques and skills of scientific investigation.
Exam Information
Component 1
  • Question paper.
  • Exam time: 2 hours 30 mins
The purpose of this question paper is to assess breadth and depth of knowledge
and understanding from across the Units. 
  • Section 1 will contain objective questions and will have 30 marks.
  • Section 2 will contain restricted and extended response questions and will have 70 marks.
Exam date: 8th May 2017

Exam time: 9:00 - 13:00
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National 4 Physics
Course Information
Science is vital to everyday life, and allows us to understand and shape the world in which we live and influence its future. Scientists play a key role in meeting society’s needs in areas such as medicine, energy, industry, material development, the environment and sustainability. As the importance and application of science continues to grow and develop, more trained scientists will be required. It is also important that everyone has an informed view of science.
 
The Course is practical and experiential, and develops scientific understanding of
issues relating to physics. It aims to generate interest and enthusiasm in physics, and to enable learners to develop confidence in recognising and communicating ideas on scientific phenomena. 
 
Learners will develop the ability to solve problems and establish relationships in
physics by acquiring a broad knowledge base, practical skills and basic mathematical skills.
 
The main aims of this Course are for learners to:
  • Develop and apply knowledge and understanding of physics
  • Develop an understanding of the role of physics in scientific issues and relevant applications of physics in society and the environment
  • Develop scientific inquiry and investigative skills
  • Develop scientific analytical thinking skills in a physics context
  • Develop the use of technology, equipment and materials, safely, in practical scientific activities
  • Develop problem solving skills in a physics context
  • Use and understand scientific literacy, in everyday contexts, to communicate ideas and issues
  • Develop the knowledge and skills for more advanced learning in physics
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National 5 Physics
Course Information
The purpose of the Course is to develop learners’ interest and enthusiasm for physics in a range of contexts. The skills of scientific inquiry and investigation are developed, throughout the Course, by investigating the applications of physics. This will enable learners to become scientifically literate citizens, able to review the science-based claims they will meet.
 
Physics gives learners an insight into the underlying nature of our world and its place in the universe. From the sources of the power we use, to the exploration of space, it covers a range of applications of the relationships that have been discovered through experiment and calculation, including those used in modern technology. An experimental and investigative approach is used to develop knowledge and understanding of physics concepts.

This Course will enable learners to develop a deeper understanding of physics concepts and the ability to describe and interpret physical phenomena using mathematical skills. They will develop scientific methods of research in which issues in physics are explored and conclusions drawn.
 
The aims of this Course are for learners to:
  • Develop and apply knowledge and understanding of physics
  • Develop an understanding of the role of physics in scientific issues and relevant applications of physics, including the impact these could make on society and the environment
  • Develop scientific inquiry and investigative skills
  • Develop scientific analytical thinking skills in a physics context
  • Develop the use of technology, equipment and materials, safely, in practical scientific activities
  • Develop planning skills
  • Develop problem solving skills in a physics context
  • Use and understand scientific literacy, in everyday contexts, to communicate ideas and issues and to make scientifically informed choices
  • Develop the knowledge and skills for more advanced learning in physics
  • Develop skills of independent working
 
Exam Information
Component 1
  • Question paper.
  • Exam time: 2 hours
The purpose of this question paper is to assess breadth and depth of knowledge and
understanding from across the Units.
  • Section 1(Objective Test) will have 20 marks.
  • Section 2 will contain restricted and extended response questions and will have 90 marks. This will be scaled to 60 marks.
Exam date: 17th May

Exam time: 13:00 - 15:00
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Higher Physics
Course Information
The purpose of the Course is to develop learners’ curiosity, interest and enthusiasm for physics in a range of contexts. The skills of scientific inquiry and investigation are developed throughout the Course. The relevance of physics is highlighted by the study of the applications of physics in everyday contexts. This will enable learners to become scientifically literate citizens, able to review the science-based claims they will meet 
 
Due to the interdisciplinary nature of science, learners benefit from studying Physics
along with other subjects from the sciences, technologies, and mathematics curriculum areas.
 
The Course develops scientific understanding of issues relating to physics. It will
enable learners to gain an in-depth knowledge of concepts in physics, and to develop confidence in the skills of scientific inquiry.
 
Learners will develop ability in describing and interpreting physical phenomena using mathematical skills, and will practice scientific methods of investigation from which general relationships are derived and explored.
 
The main aims of this Course are for learners to:
  • Develop and apply knowledge and understanding of physics
  • Develop an understanding of the role of physics in scientific issues and relevant applications of physics, including the impact these could make in society and the environment
  • Develop scientific inquiry and investigative skills
  • Develop scientific analytical thinking skills, including scientific evaluation, in a physics context
  • Develop the use of technology, equipment and materials, safely, in practical scientific activities
  • Develop planning skills
  • Develop problem solving skills in a physics context
  • Use and understand scientific literacy to communicate ideas and issues and to make scientifically informed choices
  • Develop the knowledge and skills for more advanced learning in physics
  • Develop skills of independent working
Exam Information
Component 1
  • Question paper.
  • Exam time: 2 hours 30 mins
The purpose of the question paper is to assess breadth and depth of knowledge and
understanding from across the Units.
  • Section 1 (Objective Test) will have 20 marks.
  • Section 2 (Paper 2) will contain restricted and extended response questions and will be scaled from 110 to 80 marks.
Exam date: 17th May 2017

Exam time: 9:00 - 11:30
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Advanced Higher Physics
Course Information
The Advanced Higher Physics Course has been designed to articulate with and provide progression from the (Revised) Higher Physics Course. Through a deeper insight into the structure of the subject, the Course aims to provide an opportunity for reinforcing and extending the candidate‘s knowledge and understanding of the concepts of physics and developing the candidate‘s skills in investigative practical work.
 
The purpose of the Course is to build on the knowledge and skills developed by the learner in the Higher Physics Course and to use their mathematical knowledge and skills to analyse and solve problems in real-life contexts.
 
As our understanding of physics and its potential applications is constantly evolving, our success as an industrial society depends on the development of young people who are secure in their knowledge of physics and who are resilient, adaptable, creative and inventive.
 
The study of Advanced Higher Physics should also foster an interest in current
developments in and applications of physics, the willingness to make critical and
evaluative comment, and the acceptance that physics is a changing subject.
 
The aims of the Course are to enable learners to:
  • Develop a critical understanding of the role of physics in scientific issues and relevant applications, including the impact these could make on the environment/society
  • Extend and apply knowledge, understanding and skills of physics
  • Develop and apply the skills to carry out complex practical scientific activities, including the use of risk assessments, technology, equipment and materials
  • Develop and apply scientific inquiry and investigative skills, including planning and experimental design
  • Develop and apply analytical thinking skills, including critical evaluation of experimental procedures in a physics context
  • Extend and apply problem solving skills in a physics context
  • Further develop an understanding of scientific literacy using a wide range of resources in order to communicate complex ideas and issues and to make scientifically informed choices
  • Extend and apply skills of independent/autonomous working in physics
Exam Information
Component 1
  • Question paper.
  • Exam time: 2 hours 30 mins
The purpose of this question paper is to assess breadth and depth of knowledge
and understanding from across the Units. 

Exam date: 17th May 2017

Exam time: 9:00 - 11:30
 
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