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    I'm taking Standard Grades in Scotland at the moment, which are basically like GCSEs, only you sit them a year earlier than you do in England. I'm predicted to get about 5-6 ones (which are like As) and 2-3 twos (Like a B), but I'm pretty sure I could bring those up to ones if I worked hard enough. But I wanted to know how much Universities look at Standard Grades/GCSEs when you're applying.

    I know it's kind of early to be thinking about Uni and stuff but I really like the look of Bath.

    Unless you're applying for medicine, dentistry or vet med, SGs don't really have much influence, although high grades don't do any harm. You don't even need eight 1s for Oxbridge, so chillax

    Do try to get at least 3s though as most unis' general requirements include 3s at English, Maths or science and sometimes a foreign language. Good luck!

    Well most unis specify what they want from the applicant in GCSEs... so i would advise to look at uni websites or ucas for entry requirements.

    I'd advise posting in the Scottish Qualifications forum. Quite a few people know their stuff there.

    I think they focus on your highers more than SGs, but they are still relavent.
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