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Good Luck with that !
Thanks I definitely will!
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Thanks I definitely will!
If you're looking to pursue a science degree, why did you opt to take so many art/humanitarian subjects? Chemistry would most likely be useful for a Physics degree.
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What exams did you sit? Higher: English, maths, Chemistry, Business and history


What were you predicted for your exams? ABAAA (love if that could come true)


How do you feel your predictions will compare to your actual results? I don't think I have got that I think I screwed up in maths and I didn't do as good as that in my prelims as predicted. So if I can avoid a C in maths and English so I don't need to repeat them

How are you feeling about results day (nervous, excited, etc.)? I was fine til last Monday and then it suddenly dawned on me how close it was so really quite nervous and its just the thought of having to do Maths or/and English again


How are you receiving your results (post, email, text)? Post and email and more than likely stay up all night waiting for it



What are your next steps (Highers, university, etc.)? Into sixth year to study adv Business, Higher accounts, higher mod studies, higher spanish

Just a quick question to any of you guys does your school do what ours do where you do standard grades in 2/3 year then highers in 4/5 then adv in sixth instead of the normal 3/4 standard higher in 5 and adv in sixth? Also has anyone else sat highers one year early I got to do that in 4th and passed higher computing with an A out of interest?
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(Original post by Craigenhogen)
I'm crazy I know!
7 HIGHERS ARE YOU ACTUALLY MENTAL?!?


But seriously though, good luck with that


(Original post by Lyle9)
Just a quick question to any of you guys does your school do what ours do where you do standard grades in 2/3 year then highers in 4/5 then adv in sixth instead of the normal 3/4 standard higher in 5 and adv in sixth? Also has anyone else sat highers one year early I got to do that in 4th and passed higher computing with an A out of interest?

I did my Standard Grade English exam in S3 but that was because I was in a fast-track class. It was so we would be given 2 years for Higher but in S4 we were put in with an SG class so we really didn't get that extra year.


I think English was the only SG exam you could do in S3 at my school.
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Just a quick question to any of you guys does your school do what ours do where you do standard grades in 2/3 year then highers in 4/5 then adv in sixth instead of the normal 3/4 standard higher in 5 and adv in sixth? Also has anyone else sat highers one year early I got to do that in 4th and passed higher computing with an A out of interest?
I don't think you can do that at my school anymore. They used to let some pupils do credit maths a year earlier but the last year sat the exam in 2010.
In music they'd put able pupils up to do higher in 4th year, but 2010 was the last year they did that. No idea why they stopped.
Although I know that in some other schools in my area they still fast track for music, not sure about other subjects though.
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(Original post by Apologetic Cube)
If you're looking to pursue a science degree, why did you opt to take so many art/humanitarian subjects? Chemistry would most likely be useful for a Physics degree.
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Because I enjoy the arts subjects I've taken (apart from English) and St Andrews only need AAAA at higher with the only subjects you need being physics and maths. Chemistry may be helpful but I find it extremely boring so I'm not doing it.

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7 HIGHERS ARE YOU ACTUALLY MENTAL?!?<br />
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But seriously though, good luck with that <img src="images/smilies/tongue.png" border="0" alt="" title="" smilieid="5" class="inlineimg" />
Thanks I'm taking all the luck I can get
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I don't think you can do that at my school anymore. They used to let some pupils do credit maths a year earlier but the last year sat the exam in 2010.
In music they'd put able pupils up to do higher in 4th year, but 2010 was the last year they did that. No idea why they stopped.
Although I know that in some other schools in my area they still fast track for music, not sure about other subjects though.
My school fast tracks art, music and graphic com for exceptional students. They can do Higher in 4th year and AH in 5th.


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What exams did you sit? Int2 Maths. H Art & Design. H Biology. H English. H Geography.

What were you predicted for your exams? AACDB

How do you feel your predictions will compare to your actual results? Very Different. I predict: AABBA

How are you feeling about results day (nervous, excited, etc.)?
Both nervous and excited...

How are you receiving your results (post, email, text)? Staying up for the e-mail hoping it's not too late. Then obviously getting my post.

What are your next steps (Highers, university, etc.)? Sixth year. Doing more highers and advanced highers. Then hoping to study primary education at University.
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Dreading the day!


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Because I enjoy the arts subjects I've taken (apart from English) and St Andrews only need AAAA at higher with the only subjects you need being physics and maths. Chemistry may be helpful but I find it extremely boring so I'm not doing it.
Can you drop English?


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What exams did you sit? Int2 Maths. H Art & Design. H Biology. H English. H Geography.

What were you predicted for your exams? AACDB

How do you feel your predictions will compare to your actual results? Very Different. I predict: AABBA

How are you feeling about results day (nervous, excited, etc.)?
Both nervous and excited...

How are you receiving your results (post, email, text)? Staying up for the e-mail hoping it's not too late. Then obviously getting my post.

What are your next steps (Highers, university, etc.)? Sixth year. Doing more highers and advanced highers. Then hoping to study primary education at University.
One of my best mates is studying primary ed., he's loving it! There's actually so much more to it than I thought, and so varied as well!
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What exams did you sit? Five Highers: French, German, English, History, Modern Studies
What were you predicted for your exams? I wasn't given any predictions as such, but I achieved AAAAA in the prelims.
How do you feel your predictions will compare to your actual results? I don't think my actual results will be as good - I'm thinking I'll probably get a B in English and/or History.
How are you feeling about results day (nervous, excited, etc.)? Quite nervous really. I just want to get it over and done with. I think Ladymarshmallow (my twin sister) will be even more nervous than me though!
How are you receiving your results (post, email, text)? Email and then post.
What are your next steps (Highers, university, etc.)? In sixth year I'll be taking three Advanced Highers (French, German, Modern Studies) and one crash Higher (Spanish). University is the ultimate goal.
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Can you drop English?
I'm sorely tempted to but then I'll get earache from both school and my mum. There's only two other highers offers on offer in the English column (Digital Photography and Info Systems); I wouldn't mind doing digital photography but the art department won't let you take it unless you've done art in 3rd or 4th year or you've done higher art and Info Systems doesn't appeal to me. The intermediates in that column are also pretty rubbish so I'm practically forced to take English

Sorry for the rant
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What exams did you sit? Higher English, Maths, Chemistry, History and Spanish
What were you predicted for your exams? I was predicted BCCAA but didn't even achieve this in my prelims - I got CDCBA
How do you feel your predictions will compare to your actual ? I'm hoping my results will be better than my predictions, I would love BCAAA but I know that's not realistic, it's more likely to be CDCBA, which is what I achieved in my prelims.
How are you feeling about results day (nervous, excited, etc.)? Extremely nervous as I really want good grades to prove myself to my teachers and also so I can go to university. However I'm trying not to get my hopes up.
How are you receiving your results (post, email, text)? Email and then post.
What are your next steps (Highers, university, etc.)? In sixth year I'm going to do higher modern studies and higher French as I want to study languages at university but unsure on a third subject as I am unable to do advanced higher Spanish. But i'll have to see how bad my results are I suppose!
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What exams did you sit? ​ Standard Grades in English, Mathematics, Latin, French, History and Biology. Intermediate 2's in Information Systems, Chemistry and Physics.

What were you predicted for your exams? I don't have predictions but 7 1s two 2's is what i essentially got in my prelims. Basically predicted straight 1's and A's that's what I am expected to achieve.
How do you feel your predictions will compare to your actual results? Well I don't really know urgh
How are you feeling about results day (nervous, excited, etc.)? Feeling sick. I feel guilty because I have not thought about them all summer and now I realise I could have messed up in so many places, praying I get straight 1's and A's at this point
How are you receiving your results (post, email, text)? Email and post URGH
What are your next steps (Highers, university, etc.)?Do my Highers, woo.




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I'm sorely tempted to but then I'll get earache from both school and my mum. There's only two other highers offers on offer in the English column (Digital Photography and Info Systems); I wouldn't mind doing digital photography but the art department won't let you take it unless you've done art in 3rd or 4th year or you've done higher art and Info Systems doesn't appeal to me. The intermediates in that column are also pretty rubbish so I'm practically forced to take English

Sorry for the rant
Why in the world do you have to take 7 subjects? Why can't you just forgo the English column? English isn't an important subject for you to have. You really don't need it, and if you don't enjoy it, along with 6 other Highers, you're going to add unnecessary workload with additional stress due to the nature of 'doing a subject you don't like' and compromise the rest of your results.
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SG general - Spanish, maths, graphics all 3's
Credit - history 1
Craft, pe, English 2

Int 1- physics D :oops:
Int 2 - maths failed

Highers - history, product, pe, English awaiting results
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Why in the world do you have to take 7 subjects? Why can't you just forgo the English column? English isn't an important subject for you to have. You really don't need it, and if you don't enjoy it, along with 6 other Highers, you're going to add unnecessary workload with additional stress due to the nature of 'doing a subject you don't like' and compromise the rest of your results.
I don't have to do 7 I'm just doing it for the fun.

I only have to do 1 unit of higher politics and I've done roughly half of the modies course which means it's a lot less daunting than it sounds.

I'll probably be forced to take something else in the English column if I drop it though since my school has said 5th years shouldn't have free periods, even though I have one because I wasn't put into core PE for some reason , so there's no way in hell they'll give me another six unfortunately.

Looks like I'm just going to have to go in after the summer and argue my case to the year head who does timetabling (who also happens to be an English teacher which reeealy helps me )

The joys of state comprehensives :rolleyes:
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How are you feeling about results day (nervous, excited, etc.)? Feeling sick. I feel guilty because I have not thought about them all summer and now I realise I could have messed up in so many places, praying I get straight 1's and A's at this point
You probably haven't messed up in many (or any) places. It always happens that a while after the exams everyone does the whole "oh now thinking about it I totally messed up" when really you probably did pretty well. :yep: Try not to worry too much :console:
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I don't have to do 7 I'm just doing it for the fun.

I only have to do 1 unit of higher politics
Well then you're hardly "doing Higher Politics" then, are you?

I'll probably be forced to take something else in the English column if I drop it though since my school has said 5th years shouldn't have free periods, even though I have one because I wasn't put into core PE for some reason , so there's no way in hell they'll give me another six unfortunately.

Looks like I'm just going to have to go in after the summer and argue my case to the year head who does timetabling (who also happens to be an English teacher which reeealy helps me )
Ask them to stick you in the back of a class, and let you work out of a book or whatever, since they don't want to mark it as "free periods" then. I did 4 subjects in 6th year; legit only had 1 timetabled class.
You can then work on one of your non-timetabled Highers in that time.

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You probably haven't messed up in many (or any) places. It always happens that a while after the exams everyone does the whole "oh now thinking about it I totally messed up" when really you probably did pretty well. :yep: Try not to worry too much :console:
I still get in that mode. After my anatomy exam, I was like "Nooo. That was obviously a right lung!"; "I didn't know that serious membrane under the right lobe of the diaphragm. ", and loads of stupid stuff I psyched myself out with. I ended up getting 83% in the exam. We inherently seem to blow our mistakes out of proportion in comparison to all the stuff we did know and do well. I got an A in English after coming out thinking I had failed the exam.
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I still get in that mode. After my anatomy exam, I was like "Nooo. That was obviously a right lung!"; "I didn't know that serious membrane under the right lobe of the diaphragm. ", and loads of stupid stuff I psyched myself out with. I ended up getting 83% in the exam. We inherently seem to blow our mistakes out of proportion in comparison to all the stuff we did know and do well. I got an A in English after coming out thinking I had failed the exam.
I left it behind once I started uni and ever since then I've walked out of all of my exams and just never thought about them again.
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