Biology Higher

What is special about this course?

The Higher Biology course provides a broad-based, integrated study of a wide range of biological topics and builds on concepts developed in National 5 courses. 

If you are applying for this subject on its own, your initial application will be for the full time Science Highers programme, to allow for flexibility in your choices of subjects/class times.  Your application will be updated to your final choice following interview.



Entry requirements

  • Standard Grade Biology at 2 or above, or
  • Intermediate 2 Biology at B or above, or
  • National 5 Biology at B or above.

The course investigates what makes biology an important and fundamental area of science and provides a general basis for further study or employment in areas related to biology. 

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


How long will my course last?

1 Years

How will I be assessed?

  • One externally set exam
  • Continual assessment throughout the year

Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness Campus

Start date


How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Entry to many undergraduate courses (not necessarily related to the biological sciences) at universities and institutes of further and higher education. 

At Inverness College UHI there is scope for progression to HNC Applied Science, BSc Applied Science or BSc Environmental Science. 

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

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Applications for this subject are now closed for entry in 2017/18.

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