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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Probably a Scottish Uni, where the 2nd year is really equivalent to an English first year.

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    I actually thought you were been silly like digging at Scotland here, but making my list of universities and entry requirements etc I actually find I have come across this quite a bit. This does not give me the best impression of Scottish Universities to be honest. do they have four years instead of 3? in which case it makes little difference still doing the same content in 3years. However if not then this is very worrying, and I question If I would learn the same at a Scottish University. I thought St Andrews and Edinburgh were supposed to be very good for maths.

    Clearly not if they only rehash A level stuff in first year.
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    (Original post by Luke7456)
    I actually thought you were been silly like digging at Scotland here, but making my list of universities and entry requirements etc I actually find I have come across this quite a bit. This does not give me the best impression of Scottish Universities to be honest. do they have four years instead of 3? in which case it makes little difference still doing the same content in 3years. However if not then this is very worrying, and I question If I would learn the same at a Scottish University. I thought St Andrews and Edinburgh were supposed to be very good for maths.

    Clearly not if they only rehash A level stuff in first year.
    Scottish kids usually finish school at 17 and it's not enough to go straight into undergrad so they have like a foundation year, English kids have enough knowledge to go straight into the 3 year course (or 2nd year of the 4 year course)
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    (Original post by BabyLadDarren)
    Scottish kids usually finish school at 17 and it's not enough to go straight into undergrad so they have like a foundation year, English kids have enough knowledge to go straight into the 3 year course (or 2nd year of the 4 year course)
    ah thanks then this is not really an issue, I guess Edinburgh and St Andrews are still ones I could consider then. mind you very far away and plenty of decent Universities that ask for the same grades and of same standard so Probably go somewhere more local, mind you if I get rejected from all 5 and have to use Ucas Extra or end up in clearing or something might be something I could entertain.
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    (Original post by BioGeek)
    I think its more of a question in what you do your degree in. If you do a STEM degree (regardless of the University) you attend, your options are just as good if you went to a higher University.
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    (Original post by Ladbants)
    If there are missing exam papers, why don't you tell the exam centre or the exam board? It's their fault and you shouldn't just accept that- you did the exam fair and square, someone else making a mistake shouldn't prevent you from going to university. Or you could take a year out and apply again
    Because he's lying. Exam boards don't just lose peoples' scripts and fail to rectify their mistakes. If this happened there would be uproar and it would be in the national news.

    I remember last year he made a similar excuse about his coursework being missing.
 
 
 
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