National 4 Biology
3 Main Units
• Unit 1 Cell Biology
– cell division, DNA, enzymes,
microorganisms, photosynthesis,
respiration, controversial biological
procedures
• Unit 2 Multicellular Organisms
– reproduction, plants, growth and
development, maintaining stable body
conditions.
• Unit 3 Life on Earth
– Ecosystems, biodiversity, nitrogen cycle,
fertilisers, survival adaptations, behaviour.
Assessment Activities
• Outcome 1
– Activity Assessment 1
– Planning and carrying out an experiment. Writing this
experiment up.
• Outcome 2
– Activity Assessment 2
– Writing a short report describing biological application and
effect on environment/society.
• Activity Assessment 3
– Series of questions looking at knowledge and understanding,
predicting, analysing, evaluating skills.
• Added Value Unit : Biology Assignment
– Researching biological topical issue (8 hours) and
communication of these findings. Larger report.
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National 4 Biology Course Intro