This Unit has one Outcome: Apply skills and knowledge to investigate a topical issue in biology and its impact on the environment/society. The issue should draw on one or more of the Units of the Course. There are five Assessment Standards to meet to achieve the Outcome. National 4 Added Value Unit
National 4 Added Value Unit: Assessment Standards Assessment Standards 1.1Choosing, with justification, a relevant issue in biology 1.2Researching the issue 1.3Presenting appropriate information/data 1.4Explaining the impact, in terms of the biology involved 1.5Communicating the findings of the investigation
There are two stages to this assessment: Stage1 - research stage - conducted under some supervision and control. Stage 2 – communication stage – conducted under controlled conditions. The candidate selects, processes and presents their information/data from Stage 1. The evidence produced does not need to be in the form of a report. National 4 Added Value Unit: Assessment conditions
Candidates only need to be re-assessed on the specific Assessment Standard(s) that has not been met. The candidate can be re-assessed by re-drafting the evidence for that particular Assessment Standard. National 4 Added Value Unit: Re-assessment
National 4 Added Value Unit: Transfer of Evidence Assessment Standards 2.2 and 2.3 can be overtaken as part of the Added Value Unit. The report produced for a National 5 Assignment can be used to meet the Assessment Standards for the Added Value Unit but this must be internally assessed.