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can I get into a Scottish university?

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    I want to apply for engineering. the minimum
    requirements are AABBB. but I am only doing 3 highers
    this year. If I get these grades can I get in:

    this year
    H physics A
    H computing A
    H maths B
    Int 2 English A
    Int 2 business management A

    next year

    AH physics C
    H business management A
    H modern studies B
    H English C
    thanks
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    They will find it difficult to accept you as you didn't take maths any further after fifth year. My friend had a similar problem and failed to get in to Strathclyde which is the one he dreamed of getting into. Got an A in physics and took it to AH too. You might get into a less prestigious institution though.
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    (Original post by Electronica)
    They will find it difficult to accept you as you didn't take maths any further after fifth year. My friend had a similar problem and failed to get in to Strathclyde which is the one he dreamed of getting into. Got an A in physics and took it to AH too. You might get into a less prestigious institution though.
    Well it isn't gaurenteed about the AH as they dont care about it, as long as you have solid Highers.
    Althought to get into a good engineering course you will need to get an A in Maths and atleast a B in Physics, for institutes like Strathclyde.

    P.S. Something that might benefit your application is if you take another science subject.

    Right now all you can do is for you to achieve your predictions, and hopefully exceed them.
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    Which university do you want to get into?

    And as has already been said, you're much better off taking more science subjects as this will make your application more competitive.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    Which university do you want to get into?

    And as has already been said, you're much better off taking more science subjects as this will make your application more competitive.
    Edinburgh napier. would it be better off dropping advanced higher physics for higher chemistry? thanks
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    My mate got into strathy with similar grades to those. Just make sure you get at least one A and one B in higher maths and physics any order. Aim for AH B in advanced higher physics.
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    It would probably be much easier for you if you were doing chemistry instead of BM or Modern Studies. Keep physics, even if they're not really bothered about the grade you get in AH physics, it would still look better if you had it.
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    You might get into a less prestigious institution though
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    thanks for the replies guys. which one of these options do you think is better.

    option 1

    AH physics
    H modern studies (crash)
    H chemistry
    H English

    option 2

    H English
    H chemistry
    H modern
    H business management

    would the extra higher be better than the advance higher or will physics add more weight to my application since it is relevant to engineering? thanks
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    Definitely do physics.
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    (Original post by hazzm2)
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    Why not AH maths? It would be a far better substitute for modern if you ask me!
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    (Original post by hazzm2)
    thanks for the replies guys. which one of these options do you think is better.

    option 1

    AH physics
    H modern studies (crash)
    H chemistry
    H English

    option 2

    H English
    H chemistry
    H modern
    H business management

    would the extra higher be better than the advance higher or will physics add more weight to my application since it is relevant to engineering? thanks
    Option 1 is definitely the better option. If you can fit AH maths in somehow it would set you up really well and give you a pretty good chance of getting into some good unis.
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    (Original post by NK1994)
    Option 1 is definitely the better option. If you can fit AH maths in somehow it would set you up really well and give you a pretty good chance of getting into some good unis.
    thanks, I'll try but I'm not too sure about my chances of passing advanced higher maths since I'm only predicted to get a B at higher.
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    Ask your teachers what they think. There's a couple of people in my AH class that got a B at higher, they're doing ok. Just work consistently from the start and you'll pass.

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