National 5

Course Outline

National 5 Biology covers the following areas:

  • Cell Biology
  • Multicellular organisms
  • Life on Earth

Information from the SQA on the course can be found here.

Revision resources

  • You can find an excellent electronic version of a textbook here.
  • The BBC website has an area for National 5 Biology here. This has revision notes and quizes on it.
  • This website has PowerPoints, quizes and worksheets for Units 1 and 2.
  • There is a specimen paper on the SQA website.
  • The SQA has also published some specimen papers for purchase.
  • You can find some great revision notes and questions by searching on google for Hyndland National 5 Biology.

Below you can find learning outcomes for all units.


Pupils should have started their assignment for National 5 Biology. Below you will find a document with the breakdown of marks, which will help you with your assignment and a document with instructions for candidates.

Countdown sheets

Countdown sheets are being given out in preparation for the exam. If you lose your copy, you can find them attached below.