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Biology is the study of living organisms, including their structure, function, evolution, distribution and the relationships they have with each other.It is an exciting and rapidly advancing subject. Biologists are making an increasing contribution to ensuring the world becomes a healthier and safer place. Do you want to work at the cutting edge of Science? Then Biology could be for you!

Studying Biology will provide you with excellent opportunity to develop skills that will transfer to a wide range of University courses. You can go on to a science or medically related degree course such as Biochemistry, Conservation, Dentistry, Ecology, Marine Biology, Medicine, Neuroscience, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Sports Science or Veterinary Science. The career opportunities are not limited to these though - the skills you learn in biology can be used for degrees in Accounting, Art, Business, Drama, English, Languages, Law and Textiles.

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S3 Biology

National 4 Biology

National 5 Biology

Higher Biology

How does the course content progress from one level to the next? Click here for an overview of the SQA Progression Framework