Within SSERC we have a range of activities which may be useful to support learning and teaching and these are listed in the following sections. Please note that some activities may be useful in more than one Unit and indeed may be useful in other Courses (e.g. National 4 and/or Higher Biology) and our categorisation of activities reflects this flexibility.
The National 5 Biology Course has three mandatory Units:
National 5 Assignment
The SQA has recently announced changes to the Course Specification for National 5 Biology. You can access the Revised Course Specification here.
One of the major changes which will come into effect at the start of the 2017/2018 academic session is that practical / experimental / fieldwork will become a mandatory feature of the assignment. The Biology Team has been commissioned by SQA to produce 2 Resource Packs which could be used to support teachers and students with this change. The resource packs can be accessed from the link below.
We have adapted a protocol (Catalase Activity in Immobilised Yeast), previously published in the SSERC Bulletin, into a similar format (Teacher / Technician Guide and Student Guide) to those in the packs commissioned by SQA. This resource can be accessed from the link below.