Biology: Food Security - Advice and guidance for practitioners


This advice and guidance is intended for use by practitioners. It is non-mandatory. It is anticipated that practitioners will be creative and innovative in planning approaches to meeting the needs of learners.

It suggests a context for learning and ideas for learning and teaching offering opportunities to prepare learners in the mandatory course key areas for National 5 Biology.

  • Curriculum area / Subject

    • National 5 (Biology)
  • Level / Stage

    • National 5
  • Date

    30 April 2012
  • Status

    Currently In Use
  • Type

    NQ Support Materials
    NQ Course material
  • Advice to Users

    Users should check that documents conform with current SQA Arrangements.

Additional Information

The advice and guidance gives an introduction to the Scottish context and Curriculum for Excellence. It summarises key areas of study as:

  • Life on Earth: Food security and ethical issues
  • Cell Biology

Reflective questions for learners are provided to aid practitioners in planning learning and teaching to meet the needs of learners. In many cases, investigative work and inquiry-based practical learning will supplement the learning and teaching described in this advice.

  • Author

    Education Scotland
  • Publisher

    Education Scotland

  • Copyright

    Crown Copyright

Please note

This advice and guidance has been produced to support the profession with the delivery of courses which are either new or which have aspects of significant change within the new national qualifications (NQ) framework.

The advice and guidance provides suggestions on approaches to learning and teaching. Practitioners are encouraged to draw on the materials for their own part of their continuing professional development in introducing new national qualifications in ways that match the needs of learners.

Practitioners should also refer to the course and unit specifications and support notes issued by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

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