Madras College

Higher Biology


Course Content

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.

Entry Requirements

Recommendation for entry into the course requires an A or B grade pass at National 5 level or equivalent.