Scotland: Higher biology entries 2009-2018

This statistic shows the number of Scottish candidates who took Biology at Higher level from academic year 2008/09 to academic year 2017/18. There was an overall decrease in the number of Biology students every year, amounting to 7.3 thousand students in 2018.

Biology exam entries at Higher Level in Scotland from 2009 to 2018*

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Release date

April 2019


United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

2009 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* As well as regular Biology this statistic includes entries for Human Biology. For the 2012 exams, new science courses were introduced: Biology (Revised) and Human Biology (Revised), Students could take either the original or revised course from 2012 to 2014. The figures from these years include students who took both courses.

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