National 5 Biology (10 Sep 2024 - 15 May 2025)

The National 5 Biology Course allows learners to understand and investigate the living world in an engaging and enjoyable way.


Borders College, Gallashiels
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This course is available on the Borders College website.


The National 5 Biology Course allows learners to understand and investigate the living world in an engaging and enjoyable way. The Course encourages development of skills and resourcefulness helping learners to become creative and analytical problem solvers. Studying areas such as health, environment and sustainability produces responsible and informed citizens.


National 5 Biology


From 6. 00pm to 9. 00pm on a Tuesday evening for 33 weeks. From around week 3 there will be an additional drop in hour from 5. 00pm to 6. 00pm - students can access this as required for additional support.


Scottish Borders Campus, Nether Road, Galashiels, TD1 3HE

Entry requirements

It is important for students to consider the depth and breadth of this qualification in terms of academic demands therefore students would be advised to have previously passed National Level 4 Biology, an equivalent qualification or may have equivalent experience. Students may have prior study of chemistry, environmental science or even physics as this gives an insight into the type of study. Biology involves the use of maths including number processes, time and measurement and information handling within the course.

Progression opportunities

  • Other qualifications in biology or related areas
  • Further study, employment and/or training
  • Application and Interview Process

    On applying for this course, applicants will be sent an Academic Form which they will be required to complete and return. The completed form will be reviewed and entry to this course is at the discretion of the centre. Upon being accepted onto the course, applicants will be invited to complete the online enrolment.



    About Borders College

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    Whether you are a school leaver, returning to learning or striving to improve your skills and knowledge in the workplace, Borders College can help you achieve your goals and realise your potential.

    Borders College is located in the Scottish Borders and offers a wide range of courses, from an introductory level through to advanced courses at Higher National level. They include a full range of apprenticeships courses, from modern apprenticeships to foundation apprenticeships. We also provide a large number of industry-based training courses for businesses throughout Scotland.

    Courses are available to study full-time or part-time, during the day or in the evenings and at a variety of locations, depending on the needs of our students.

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