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Biology studies life in all its forms, from tiny single cells to whole organisms and how they interact with each other and their environment.


Biologists investigate causes of disease and develop medicines and vaccines, find ways to protect crops and ensure the safety of our food, combat the effects of climate change and help fight the effects of environmental pollution. Biology is a highly desirable and sometimes essential subject for many jobs


* Health Service - nursing, medicine, laboratory technician

* Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industries

* Food and drinks industry

* Agriculture and horticulture

* Environmental Biology


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Rosshall Academy offers a range of SQA biology courses in S3 to S6, covering a wide range of abilities and needs. 


From S3 onwards, the school offers a number of courses to fit pupils of different abilities and needs. Pupils can take a progression of courses in the upper school, to fit in with their interests and career hopes.



In S4 pupils can study National 4 or National 5 biology. In S5 pupils can progress on to Higher Human Biology and some pupils might follow this course over 2 years in S5 and S6. Please click on the links on the right for more information on these courses.



The route a pupil follows will depend on their success in the subject, advice from the department and the suitability of the courses for the individual.