Madras College

Advanced Higher Biology


Course Content

The Advanced Higher Biology course is made up of three units:

  • Cells and Proteins
  • Organisms and Evolution
  • Investigative Biology + Pilot Study + Project

Further details about the Advanced Higher course contents and copies of the power-points etc are made available to students as the course proceeds - through file sharing on GLOW.  This requires a login.


Each unit has an assessment at the end of it.  Students must also complete an internally marked 'Pilot Study' and carry out/write up an individual practical project which is then externally marked.  There are several practical activities carried out by the whole class in the local area – some in conjunction with the University.  The students will sit their Preliminary exam in late January and a supplementary prelim in mid-April.  The final exam is in May.

Entry Requirements

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