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    I am an A level student looking at applying to a few universities in Scotland.
    Although I would like to apply for "level 2" entry, I think it is alot more likely that I will be entering at "level 1". I understand that this means my coursemates from Scotland will be a year younger than me.

    Does anybody have any experience of this?
    Also, if you are a year younger, that would make them 17.
    Surely this must severely affect freshers week :beer:
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    (Original post by Flux_Dubstep)
    I am an A level student looking at applying to a few universities in Scotland.
    Although I would like to apply for "level 2" entry, I think it is alot more likely that I will be entering at "level 1". I understand that this means my coursemates from Scotland will be a year younger than me.

    Does anybody have any experience of this?
    Also, if you are a year younger, that would make them 17.
    Surely this must severely affect freshers week :beer:
    Scottish universities are basically 4 years.

    Level 1 - 4

    Think of Level 1 as a foundation year at English universities.

    The reason why Scottish unis have it , is because they Scottish students do highers - which is the equivalent of AS levels. Which also means they will be a year younger than you.
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    (Original post by Flux_Dubstep)
    I am an A level student looking at applying to a few universities in Scotland.
    Although I would like to apply for "level 2" entry, I think it is alot more likely that I will be entering at "level 1". I understand that this means my coursemates from Scotland will be a year younger than me.

    Does anybody have any experience of this?
    Also, if you are a year younger, that would make them 17.
    Surely this must severely affect freshers week :beer:
    Most Scottish entrants are 18, although in some cases they might turn 18 during first year. There are also some 16 year olds, but as far as I'm aware it's quite rare!


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    So the majority of people enter at level 2?
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    (Original post by fat_hobbit)
    Scottish universities are basically 4 years.

    Level 1 - 4

    Think of Level 1 as a foundation year at English universities.

    The reason why Scottish unis have it , is because they Scottish students do highers - which is the equivalent of AS levels. Which also means they will be a year younger than you.
    Also, most Scottish students (that I know, including myself) that intend to go on to university complete their high school 6 years - which is one extra year after highers.


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    (Original post by Flux_Dubstep)
    So the majority of people enter at level 2?
    No, most people start at level 1 - first year. Level 2 is second year, level 3 third year and level 4 fourth (honours) year.


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    Hey. As far as I can understand year 1 is considered to be a "waste" of time. What about professional degrees at glasgow university such as accounting and finance and law? Can students skip the first year of their studies?
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    Hey. As far as I can understand year 1 is considered to be a "waste" of time. What about professional degrees at glasgow university such as accounting and finance and law? Can students skip the first year of their studies?
    You can only skip first year if you have excellent/'extra' qualifications.


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    You can only skip first year if you have excellent/'extra' qualifications.


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    But does this also count for professional courses?
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    (Original post by yiannisk)
    But does this also count for professional courses?
    It counts for most courses. Some such as medicine/dentistry don't offer level 2 entry at all. Here's the page for Glasgow uni regarding advanced entry.
 
 
 
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