NATIONAL 4/5 BIOLOGY

 

Cell Biology

Cell Biology is one of three units of the National 5 Biology course. It aims to widen pupil’s understanding of cell structure and function, and the importance of various cellular processes.

Topics include;

·         Structure and function of different types of cells

·         Genetic engineering

·         DNA

·         Producing proteins

·         Enzymes

·         Respiration

·         Transport Across Cell Membranes

 

 

Course Materials

Cell Biology Revision PPT

Cell Biology summary notes

  

Multicellular Organisms 

 

Multicellular Organisms is one of three units of the National 5 Biology course. It aims to widen pupil’s understanding of how cells, tissues and organs work together to form organ systems in organisms. We examine various organ systems and develop understanding of how plants and animals survive.

Topics include;

·         Specialised cells & stem cells

·         Reproduction

·         Mitosis

·         Nervous System

·         Hormonal Control

·         Digestive System

·         Respiratory System

·         Blood

·         Cardiovascular System

·         Plant Transport

·         Variation & Inheritance

Course Materials

Multicellular organisms revision notes - website

 

Life on Earth

Life on Earth is one of three units of the National 5 Biology course. It aims to widen pupil’s understanding of how organisms interact with each other and the environment around them.

Topics include;

·         Photosynthesis

·         Energy in Ecosystems (food chains, pyramids, webs)

·         Competition & Niche

·         Biodiversity

·         Sampling Abiotic and Biotic Factors

·         Paired Statement Keys

·         Food Production

·         Mutations & Speciation

 

Course Materials

 

Life on Earth revision PPT - website

  

Online Resources

BBC Bitesize National 5 Biology    

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zync87h

SQA Course Support Notes –

http://www.sqa.org.uk/files_ccc/CfE_CourseUnitSupportNotes_N5_Sciences_Biology.pdf

SQA Course Specification -

https://www.sqa.org.uk/files_ccc/BiologyCourseSpecN5.pdf

StudyStack Revision Tool –

http://www.studystack.com/ then search ‘StNiniansHS’ and choose a topic.

SQA Past Papers National 5 Biology

2017 Paper

https://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/papers/papers/2017/N5_Biology_all_2017.pdf

2017 Marking Instructions

https://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/papers/instructions/2017/mi_N5_Biology_mi_2017.pdf

2016 Paper

https://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/papers/papers/2016/N5_Biology_all_2016.pdf

2016 Marking Instructions

https://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/papers/instructions/2016/mi_N5_Biology_mi_2016.pdf

2015 Paper

https://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/papers/papers/2015/N5_Biology_all_2015.pdf

2015 Marking Instructions

https://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/papers/instructions/2015/mi_N5_Biology_mi_2015.pdf

2014 Paper

https://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/papers/papers/2014/N5_Biology_all_2014.pdf

2014 Marking Instructions

https://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/papers/instructions/2014/mi_N5_Biology_all_2014.pdf