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Right now I'm picking my subjects for S6. I am aiming to get into a Physics course for uni but I'm unsure on subjects. Obviously AH Physics and AH Maths are a given, but which would a uni prefer, AH Chemistry or a crash H in Biology?
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It probably doesn't matter too much what the actual subject is as long as its a proper rigorous subject. It's probably relevant to what you got in 5th year. What universities are your top choice(s) right now? Some universities have a preference for more highers rather than advanced highers but it should be fine; maths and physics are the important subjects.
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Probably Edinburgh, Glasgow or Strathclyde
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It shouldn't matter for Strathclyde. Edinburgh and Glasgow do have a bit of a reputation for favouring extra huggers over advanced highers, Edinburgh in particular. This meaning that if you just missed the grades needed for an unconditional then your condition would likely be to get an A in a higher regardless of its relevance.
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It shouldn't matter for Strathclyde. Edinburgh and Glasgow do have a bit of a reputation for favouring extra huggers over advanced highers, Edinburgh in particular. This meaning that if you just missed the grades needed for an unconditional then your condition would likely be to get an A in a higher regardless of its relevance.
Do you know what the grades needed for an unconditional at Edinburgh are? So would they be less likely to accept you if you are sitting AH instead of a H?
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Do you know what the grades needed for an unconditional at Edinburgh are? So would they be less likely to accept you if you are sitting AH instead of a H?
I believe its still a minimum of AAAA including maths and physics but it's not a guarantee. It's kinda dependant on how many good applications they get and stuff like that. The chance of getting an offer is probably the same either way just if your sitting an extra higher then your condition is most likely to be an A in that higher which could cause issue.
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I believe its still a minimum of AAAA including maths and physics but it's not a guarantee. It's kinda dependant on how many good applications they get and stuff like that. The chance of getting an offer is probably the same either way just if your sitting an extra higher then your condition is most likely to be an A in that higher which could cause issue.
Thanks for your help. I've talked to a few other people from my school in the year above since and I think I've decided on Chemistry. Thanks again
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