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    Hi there

    Sent off my application on Friday and obviously with it being the weekend haven't got nor expected anything back. But I had some questions I hope people could help answer, and it might help others in a similar position.

    Scottish student so my results are in Highers.

    In 5th year I got CCC as I wanted to do Acting and didn't try and CCC was all I needed. However had a big change of heart and decided on Sustainable Development or things relatively similar and got AABB in 6th year with the two A's in Geography and History. I then took a gap year and also studied English higher (predicted an A). Would have sent this off months ago but reference wasn't provided for a long time.

    So here are my questions...

    Will Universities pay a lot of attention to my 5th year results?
    Is ABBBB equivalent to AABB?
    I have a lot of extracurricular things I've done, squash champion, football, Scottish and United Kingdom Youth Parliament, and also travelling a little in my gap yeap, although I've mainly been working. My question is do Uni's like this kind of stuff?
    Finally, should I expect quicker offers or rejections seen as though my grades are already known? I also don't think any of the courses I have chosen will be highly popular.

    I've applied to Lancaster, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Queens University Belfast and Birmingham.

    I appreciate any response, thank you, and good luck with everyone's offers
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    I don't know anything in regards to Scottish Highers etc because I did a levels myself but yes universities like all those extra curricular activities as it shows you have good time management and that you can contribute to uni life more than just getting good marks. I'm on a gap year myself at the moment but all the courses I applied to require interviews so I haven't got any offers yet. I think it's possible that you could get offers sooner because you already know your results though good luck!!


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    I did think that if you already knew your grades it's kind of an easier decision I suppose.

    Just need to hope that the PS and other stuff make up for average grades

    Good luck in your interviews
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    (Original post by Samuel_Murray)
    Hi there

    Sent off my application on Friday and obviously with it being the weekend haven't got nor expected anything back. But I had some questions I hope people could help answer, and it might help others in a similar position.

    Scottish student so my results are in Highers.

    In 5th year I got CCC as I wanted to do Acting and didn't try and CCC was all I needed. However had a big change of heart and decided on Sustainable Development or things relatively similar and got AABB in 6th year with the two A's in Geography and History. I then took a gap year and also studied English higher (predicted an A). Would have sent this off months ago but reference wasn't provided for a long time.

    So here are my questions...

    Will Universities pay a lot of attention to my 5th year results?
    Is ABBBB equivalent to AABB?
    I have a lot of extracurricular things I've done, squash champion, football, Scottish and United Kingdom Youth Parliament, and also travelling a little in my gap yeap, although I've mainly been working. My question is do Uni's like this kind of stuff?
    Finally, should I expect quicker offers or rejections seen as though my grades are already known? I also don't think any of the courses I have chosen will be highly popular.

    I've applied to Lancaster, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Queens University Belfast and Birmingham.

    I appreciate any response, thank you, and good luck with everyone's offers
    I suspect that if your grades meet the entry requirement you will get offers. st Andrews might be more difficult as it is highly competitive. how long it will take no one can tell as it will depend on how many applications they receive
 
 
 
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