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    (Original post by Student 1)
    Surely there won't be too much negative bias on RoUK applicants though, as is it not true that Scottish applicants don't pay tuition fees to Scottish universities? Therefore, they make more money out of RoUK? Or do they get the money from Scottish government anyway, so this is another of the Scotland/England divide things?
    The Scottish government pays for Scottish/EU students, but only a certain number of places (around 110 I think). So effectively there is a quota for Scottish/EU students, and the rest of the home places are for rUK (around 80).

    So they have two rankings - that is you guys don't compete with Scot/EU applicants.


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    Hi guys,
    I posted last week that I had been rejected. I requested feedback and got it today. Turns out there was an error in processing my application and that led to me being rejected, the error has been fixed and turns out I'M NOT REJECTED!!!! :O So I'm back in consideration.

    What the hell!? Serious mixture of emotions over here....

    best of luck all!
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    (Original post by jimmymacmog)
    Hi guys,
    I posted last week that I had been rejected. I requested feedback and got it today. Turns out there was an error in processing my application and that led to me being rejected, the error has been fixed and turns out I'M NOT REJECTED!!!! :O So I'm back in consideration.

    What the hell!? Serious mixture of emotions over here....

    best of luck all!
    Hey, good for you!
    Tell me please, how did you spot the error? My feedback is laconic really, does not clarify anything.
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    (Original post by Blayenne)
    Hey, good for you!
    Tell me please, how did you spot the error? My feedback is laconic really, does not clarify anything.
    I didn't spot it, when I asked for feedback they looked back at my application and realised I had not been credited enough academic points
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    (Original post by Asklepios)
    He got 692.5 - which was the cut-off for first quartile last year and is now a third quartile score :/
    Are you sure third quartile is second bottom? Someone posted earlier in this thread about last year's quartiles and used Lower, Second, Third and Upper - I don't know if those names were from Edinburgh though.
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    (Original post by Medic applicant)
    Are you sure third quartile is second bottom? Someone posted earlier in this thread about last year's quartiles and used Lower, Second, Third and Upper - I don't know if those names were from Edinburgh though.
    From here (page 14), they use top, second, third and fourth
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    Does anyone know how many rejections have gone out so far? When will that dreadful wave of rejections be sent out?
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    (Original post by ns1995)
    Does anyone know how many rejections have gone out so far? When will that dreadful wave of rejections be sent out?
    I don't think anyone knows for sure! Best you can do is try to stop thinking about it and concentrate on something else!




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    My gcses are 9 A*s and an A, also three Bs. What position would that leave me in?


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    (Original post by Caitprosser)
    My gcses are 9 A*s and an A, also three Bs. What position would that leave me in?


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    You'd get full marks as they only look at top 10 (unless your b's are in science/English/maths)
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    (Original post by Dr. Django)
    You'd get full marks as they only look at top 10 (unless your b's are in science/English/maths)
    Not full marks, 4/5 surely as not all A*s? Unless, (hopefully) I'm wrong and have calculated my score wrong ??


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    (Original post by Student 1)
    Not full marks, 4/5 surely as not all A*s? Unless, (hopefully) I'm wrong and have calculated my score wrong ??


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    You 'only' need 8 A* 2 A for full gcse score
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    (Original post by Dr. Django)
    You only need 7A* and 3A's for full GCse score
    Ahhhh thank you this has made me much more confident well, added 2 points onto my score..


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    (Original post by Student 1)
    Ahhhh thank you this has made me much more confident well, added 2 points onto my score..


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    Whoops you need 8! (Hopefully you still have 2 extra points )!

    Nice one!
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    (Original post by Dr. Django)
    Whoops you need 8! (Hopefully you still have 2 extra points )!

    Nice one!
    Yes got 10 but 2 As, one A in English so does this have to be included ?:/


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    (Original post by Student 1)
    Yes got 10 but 2 As, one A in English so does this have to be included ?:/


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    Probably but makes no difference!!

    I have 9A* 2A and my 2 A's are in chemistry and biology and I still get full GCSE score !
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    (Original post by Dr. Django)
    You'd get full marks as they only look at top 10 (unless your b's are in science/English/maths)
    My Bs were in GCSEs I took as extra-curricular ones (stats, music, performing arts) so it's all fine I hope!


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    This is completely off topic but, percentage-wise, what constitutes an A*/A/B and all that in the UK/Scotland?


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    (Original post by hivelary)
    This is completely off topic but, percentage-wise, what constitutes an A*/A/B and all that in the UK/Scotland?


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    In GCSE the mark for an A* varied loads, sometimes past papers were about 70% A*! Then usually 10 percentage points between eac grade, but this is very roughly speaking.

    Again with A levels, it varies depending on difficultly but raw scores get converted into UMS scores. If the UMS maximum is 100, it's 80 UMS for an A, 70 for a B. Then the A* grade is if you have basically 90% of the total UMS, ie a* grade not awarded for individual exams hope this helps


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    (Original post by hivelary)
    This is completely off topic but, percentage-wise, what constitutes an A*/A/B and all that in the UK/Scotland?


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    In Scotland it is:
    <45% - Fail
    45% - D (Fail, near miss)
    50% - C
    60% - B
    70% - A
    For higher and advanced higher. Then there are two bands for each grade - so rather than A/A* we get A2 (>70%) or A1 (>85% I think). But these don't really matter, I don't even think the unis find out our bands.

    In standard grade (= to GCSE) there is a bit of a complex grading system but basically you can think of it in the same way as higher but with 2 possible grades for each exam rather than 3... Those are changing to new exams now and I have no clue how some of those will be marked.

    Edit: In all exams the SQA can adjust the grade boundaries by a few percentage points according to how 'hard' or 'easy' the paper was perceived to be compared to previous exams.

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