About the NQ Higher Sciences website

This website has been developed to support the delivery of the revised Higher courses in Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Human Biology.

A modern, engaging National Course framework for the Sciences is seen as a key contributor to the development of a greater scientific knowledge and skills base, which is critical to the ongoing development of the Scottish economy, in line with Curriculum for Excellence.
Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

The resources on this website are intended for both teachers and learners.

About the resources on this website

On this website you will find materials for each of the SQA units within the revised Highers. Resources include:

  • teacher notes and learner activities.
  • PowerPoint slides.
  • film clips and animations.
  • links to selected resources on other websites.

All the animations and most of the video materials were specially commissioned and developed for this resource.

The teacher notes, learner activities and PowerPoint slides were developed following engagement with stakeholders.

Finding materials for your subject

The website is structured in a way that allows you to browse each section/subject by unit. It also gives you quick access (in the 'Learning and teaching' area within each subject/section) to the full list of video, animations and resources for your subject.

Within each unit, content statements from the SQA arrangements documents have been used to introduce individual topics/sub-sections and to provide reference for learners.

Using the resources on this website

Users are encouraged to download the resources and adapt them to suit their own needs and circumstances. Reference should be made to the SQA 'Guidance on Learning and Teaching Approaches', which can be found in the National Course Specifications for each course.

Note on copyright of materials

Every effort has been made to trace all the copyright holders but if any have been inadvertently overlooked, the publishers will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements at the first opportunity.

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