# Difference between first and second sitting?

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Thread starter 8 years ago
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Hey, I always thought that the first sitting was taking the exam for the first time, and the second sitting was if you had to repeat the same exam again. Is this the case?

For example, im taking Higher Chemistry this year (6th year). I did not take it last year, so would this be classed as a first or second sitting?

Thanks!
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8 years ago
#2
I would say so, yes. And first sitting.
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8 years ago
#3
(Original post by glorkiebeans)
Hey, I always thought that the first sitting was taking the exam for the first time, and the second sitting was if you had to repeat the same exam again. Is this the case?

For example, im taking Higher Chemistry this year (6th year). I did not take it last year, so would this be classed as a first or second sitting?

Thanks!
No and No. First sitting is when you sit the majority of your Highers, so you can take 1 a year early and thats not counted but say if you sat 3 Highers in 5th year, thats 1st sitting. If it was the way you were saying, it would mean if you don't retake anything you could technically have 8 first sitting.
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8 years ago
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(Original post by glorkiebeans)
Hey, I always thought that the first sitting was taking the exam for the first time, and the second sitting was if you had to repeat the same exam again. Is this the case?

For example, im taking Higher Chemistry this year (6th year). I did not take it last year, so would this be classed as a first or second sitting?

Thanks!
1st sitting= Results obtained in 5th Year
2nd Sitting= Results obtained in 5th and 6th year.
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8 years ago
#5
(Original post by animelover123)
1st sitting= Results obtained in 5th Year
2nd Sitting= Results obtained in 5th and 6th year.
The above, unless you didn't sit highers in 5th year but sat them in 6th when 6th year would be your first sitting.
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Thread starter 8 years ago
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(Original post by AnnB)
The above, unless you didn't sit highers in 5th year but sat them in 6th when 6th year would be your first sitting.
Well yeah thats what im saying. This is the first year i'm taking higher chemistry (i.e i didnt take it in 5th year), so this would count as a first sitting?
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8 years ago
#7
(Original post by glorkiebeans)
Well yeah thats what im saying. This is the first year i'm taking higher chemistry (i.e i didnt take it in 5th year), so this would count as a first sitting?
If you take some highers in 5th year and some in 6th year then that is 2 sittings.
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8 years ago
#8
(Original post by glorkiebeans)
Well yeah thats what im saying. This is the first year i'm taking higher chemistry (i.e i didnt take it in 5th year), so this would count as a first sitting?
Say you got AABBC in your Highers in S5. This is what universitys take as your first sitting of Highers. And base an offer on these grades on your Highers and AH's for your second sitting (this year) Although this is your first sitting of Chemistry. It's in your second sitting of highers, as far as universitys are concerned. Since this is your second year of doing Highers.
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Thread starter 8 years ago
#9
Ah right ok, thanks for elaborating
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8 years ago
#10
But if you do 5 int 2's in 5th year then gain 5 A's in five highers in 6th year, you would have obtained those highers in your second sitting.
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8 years ago
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(Original post by OpenArms)
But if you do 5 int 2's in 5th year then gain 5 A's in five highers in 6th year, you would have obtained those highers in your second sitting.
No because 6th year would be your first sitting of highers.
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8 years ago
#12
I'm now even more confused - so what if you sat your highers in 5th year and adv in 6th - what sitting is that ?

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8 years ago
#13
(Original post by Direct15)
I'm now even more confused - so what if you sat your highers in 5th year and adv in 6th - what sitting is that ?

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Scottish Uni's:

S5- first sitting
S6- second sitting

For English Universities: S6 AH's: 1st sitting.
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8 years ago
#14
Second sitting is when you have to retake an exam.
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8 years ago
#15
(Original post by TheFOMaster)
Scottish Uni's:

S5- first sitting
S6- second sitting

For English Universities: S6 AH's: 1st sitting.
Yes, but if you don't take any highers until 6th year then that will be your first sitting of highers.
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8 years ago
#16
(Original post by AnnB)
Yes, but if you don't take any highers until 6th year then that will be your first sitting of highers.
I was answering his question specifically That is true.
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2 years ago
#17
im in same situation but more confused than ever. Needed AAAB first sitting but never achieved that instead got ABCC .Only one i need to resit is English to get a B or above and other 3 subjects are new highers building on from my NAT 5 results , plus 1 advanced higher. 2nd sitting i need AAAABB so from this do i need to get 3 A's plus a B .
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