About 11 days ago.
If this is the attitude you have about university entrance, then I can tell you with no doubt that you are going to uni for the wrong reasons.
(Original post by Qxz)
jesus man, you sound like you're 40years old. Exam results mean absolutely nothing as soon as you get into uni and you can get into uni with 3 Bs at higher so chill out dude
Last edited by Hype en Ecosse; 29-07-2012 at 13:43.
I wholly disagree. University is about the degree just as much as it is where the degree leads, it is also completely possible to gain a career in academia, and a vast majority of the population also opt to study degrees with less favourable career prospects than the ones they
could study, because it isn't all about "getting a job".
(Original post by Qxz)
Well the only reason anyone should ever go to uni for is to get a degree which will lead them to getting a job. If you're going to uni to 'learn' then I guarantee you that you're wasting your time.
But ignoring that, the attitude of "you only need BBB to get into uni so chill" that you purport is simply a terrible one for the goal of "getting a job". Not only does it indicate a lazy and content attitude, it also aims terribly low. Nerd434 not only wants to study medicine, but he has the potential to get no less than straight 1's in his Standard Grades, and straight A's in his Highers, I guarantee that this will open up a hell of a lot more career opportunities than settling for BBB and buggering off to Glasgow Caledonian. I mean ffs, BBB at Higher doesn't even get you into any biomedical/biological science courses at Cally.
Like I said, if you have that kind of attitude; a degree is wasted on you. That kind of thinking is not to be encouraged. Aim high, bro. Aim high.
Last edited by Hype en Ecosse; 29-07-2012 at 16:06.
Exactly. If you want to go for the bare minimum for the purpose of getting to the job market, you're much better going for some HNC/HND that'd lead to you having connections in the business world or getting an apprenticeship or something similar. It would take you further and faster than the lazy bare minimum attitude.
(Original post by daisiesandfashion)
I think you're more likely to need more for Cally but maybe UWS would let you in with BBB but I think even they have upped their entry requirements. I actually need to have at least ABBB overall to get into Cally, which is the same as what I needed for Heriot-Watt. I do agree that aiming for the bare minimum is ridiculous, you should aim for as high as you can achieve and not settle for what you perceive as the bare minimum.
(Although I have to concede that my experience with this is purely anecdotal)
Unfortunately, people have been tricked into thinking that having a degree is the only way to succeed in life.
Last edited by Hype en Ecosse; 29-07-2012 at 15:17.