Useful Past Paper Questions for New Advanced Higher Biology

"Old" Advanced Higher Past Paper questions which are relevant to new Advanced Higher Biology (NQ).
If you have already tried the model papers, specimen papers and the Revised Advanced Higher papers and are looking for more questions to practise then these are some I have picked out as relevant from the Old Advanced Higher Biology Past papers.  2011 onwards are on the SQA website still.
I have put in links to where they are online.
2006 does not appear to be online any more so you might need to buy it or email me if you are stuck.

These might be difficult to track down online so you may have to buy a copy online but if you do do that then these are the relevant questions to try


  • 2005
  1. Section A : 1, 3, 5(a 15% solution is 15 g in 100ml), 7, 8, 9, 10 
  2. Section B : 1 (Malaria question) - but not a)ii) or e),  5 (cell cycle)
  3. Section C : (Animal Behaviour) - 3 (capercaillie question)
  • 2006
  1. Section A (MCQ) - Q 8, 9 10, 11,
  2. Section B - Q1 
  3. Section C (Biotechnology) - Q2
  1. MCQ Section A - Q2, 4, 8, 9 (but answer D should read DNAases), 10, 11
  2. Section B - Q1 (animal capture question) - this question may not mention our mark and recapture technique which is in advanced higher - but you might want to give it a go - miss out part a), e), f) and g) Q4  (you may not remember density dependent - it was in Higher), Q5 (the term proto-oncogene is prob not in new Adv Higher though), Q6  and Q8 A and B
  3. Animal Behaviour Section C  - Q1, 2, 3 a) and 4
  4. Physiology Health and Exercise - Q1  (useful but maybe slightly off the course but still useful to try) - this is about Type 2 diabetes (NIDDM)
  1.  Section A - Q2, 5, 8, 9, 17 (although our equation is differently phrased but its the same thing), 23 (you've learned these terms to do with parasites), 24 (you've done this with parasites !), 
  2. Section B - Q1, Q2a), Q3, Q4
  3. Section C - Biotechnology Q1 (good question although part a) is perhaps not known to you, but no harm trying it !), Animal Behaviour Q1 a), Q3 (interesting to try), Q4 (interesting to try mainly to try the statistics but the content is not that relevant),  
  1. Section A : Q2, 5
  2. Section B: Q4, Q5 a) and b) i) Q6
  3. Section C: Biotechnology Q1, Animal Behaviour Q1 b) and c), Q2
  • 2011 (on SQA website)
  1. MCQ Section A - Q9, 10
  2. Section B : Q1, 5, 6, 8A (overlaps with new Higher a bit), BB (miss out (iii)
  3. Section C : Biotechnology 1 (perhaps more new Higher), Q2, Animal Behaviour Q3 (very good question !), Physiology Q3 a) and b) i)
  1. MCQ Section A - Q2, 6, 9, 10, 11
  2. Section B : Q1 (stem cells & RNA are prob Higher level now but its a good question to try as it mentions cell cycle - treat it as problem solving style question), Q2
  3. Section C : Biotechnology Q 1, and 3 b) Animal Behaviour : Q2  Phsiology, Health and Exercise 1 d) and 3 b)
  • 2013
  1. MCQ Section A - 1, 2, 3 (although doesnt seem to be emphasised in new Adv H..), 6, 7, 12, 15, 22
  2. Section B : Q1, 6, 8 B
  3. Section C : Biotechnology 3 a)i)  Animal Behaviour - 1

Some answers are here :
http://parkmains.com/biology/advanced-higher-biology/advanced-higher-biology-past-paper-solutions/

And .... some useful questions are found in the Old Higher papers ...
eg 2006 - MCQ Q14 is a good one for looking at sex linked inheritance of colour vision:
(I cant currently find the paper online ... contact me if you would like more information)
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and 2009 Higher Biology Q11 in the MCQ is worth a try too. XX and XY in chickens / hens /birds is the opposite way round to what happens in humans so watch out ! Apart from that the question is the same method !
So try questions MCQ 1, 8, 9, 11 and 14 and Main Paper Q 4, 6
http://peterheadacademy.aberdeenshire.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/H_Biology_2009.pdf
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And from the more recent Discontinued Higher Biology Papers try these:
http://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/findpastpaper.htm?subject=Biology&level=H
From 2014 Higher - Try MCQ 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 14 (which includes an XY sex linked question);