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Introduction: Each WRL data set was linked to the appropriate part of the SQA Highers and Advanced Highers Biology course which we thought could be a relevant place in which to use a particular case study.  The SQA Biology course codes were then noted and linked to the reference code for WRL.  Whilst some links are more directly applicable to the data set than others, they might be a valuable example to use and include in a scheme of work. We also realise that some of our matching may be more ‘on target’ than others (I suppose you can only do this accurately if you actually teach it!) so we welcome any feedback from teachers and how they have or might use this resource. Click on the WRL dataset module codes in the table below for an overview of the relevant case study.  WRL datasets might be particularly useful as Case Studies.

The matching was based on the the most recent specifications for Biology

Unit Code Brief description WRL data set
FH2G 12 DNA and the Genome (Higher) 1 (a) (ii) 1 The structure and replication of DNA
(a) DNA: (ii) Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
MO4D01
3 (c) (i) (ii) (iv) 3 Genome (c) Evolution:
(i) Inheritance
(ii) Selection
(iv) Speciation
MO1D04
MO3D02
Unit 2 title: Metabolism and Survival (SCQF level 6) FH2H 12 2 (b) (i) 2 Maintaining metabolism
(b) Metabolism in conformers and regulators:
(i) Thermoregulation in mammals
MO1D03
2 (c) (i) (ii) (c) Maintaining metabolism during environmental change:
(i) Surviving adverse conditions
(ii) Avoiding adverse conditions
MO1D01
MO2D04
MO3D02
Unit 3 title: Sustainability and Interdependence (SCQF level 6) FH2J 12 1 (a) (ii) 1 The science of food production
(a) Food supply:
(ii) Agricultural production
MO5D02
2 (b) (i) (iii) 2 Interrelationships and dependence
(b) Social behaviour
(i) Altruism and kin selection
(iii) Primate behaviour
MO1D04
M03D01
MO3D03
3 (b) (c) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) 3 Biodiversity
(b) Measuring biodiversity:
(c) Threats to biodiversity:
(i) Overexploitation
(ii) Habitat loss
(iii) Introduced, naturalised and invasive species
(iv) Anthropogenic climate change
MO1D01
MO1D02
MO1D03
MO2D01
MO2D02
MO2D03
MO4D01
MO4D02
MO5D01
MO5D03
Unit 2 – H0AL 13 Organisms and Evolution (Advanced Higher) 1(b) (c) (d) (e) 1 Field techniques for biologists
(b) Sampling wild organisms
(c) Identification and taxonomy
(d) Monitoring populations
(e) Measuring and recording animal behaviour
Most but in particular:
MO1D01
MO1D02
MO2D01
MO2D02
MO3D02
MO3D04
MO4D02
MO4D03
MO4D04
2 (a) (b) (i) (c) 2 Organisms
(a) Evolution
(b) Variation and sexual reproduction
(i) Costs and benefits of reproduction
(c) Sex and behaviour
M03D01
MO3D03
Unit 3 – H0AM 13 Investigative Biology (Advanced Higher) 1,2,3 1 Scientific principles and process
2 Experimentation
3 Critical evaluation of biological research
All data sets
Case Studies Most data sets
Mathematical Skills All data sets

 

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