National 5 Biology
The course content includes the following areas of biology:
The key areas covered are: cell structure; transport across cell membranes; DNA and the production of proteins; proteins; genetic engineering; respiration.
The key areas covered are: producing new cells; control and communication; reproduction; variation and inheritance; transport systems — plants; transport systems — animals; absorption of materials.
Life on Earth
The key areas covered are: ecosystems; distribution of organisms; photosynthesis; energy in ecosystems; food production; evolution of species.
Skills, knowledge and understanding
The following provides a broad overview of the subject skills, knowledge and understanding developed in the course:
¨ demonstrating knowledge and understanding of biology by making statements, describing information, providing explanations and integrating knowledge
¨ applying knowledge of biology to new situations, interpreting information and solving problems
¨ planning, designing and safely carrying out experimental/fieldwork investigations to test given hypotheses or to illustrate particular effects
¨ selecting information from a variety of sources
¨ presenting information appropriately in a variety of forms
¨ processing information (using calculations and units, where appropriate)
¨ making predictions and generalisations based on evidence/information
¨ drawing valid conclusions and giving explanations supported by evidence/justification
¨ suggesting improvements to experimental/fieldwork investigations
¨ communicating findings/information
SQA National 5 Biology - http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/45725.html
BBC bitesize National 5 Biology - http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zync87h