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forgive my ignorance but what is the grading system for scottish highers? is it like a levels (A,B,C etc) or different?
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A, B, C, D or fail. They introduced the D this year for people who just fail a subject. Each of the grades is split up into 2 'bands' (higher and lower) and if you ask at school they can usually tell you which one you were in.
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Although thankfully that doesn't go on your certificate.
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Although thankfully that doesn't go on your certificate.
Yeah, but universities can find them out - although in practice I doubt anyone ever does. I actually like the bands for that reason - it's an actual differential at the top, like the proposed A* at A-Level.
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Yeah, but universities can find them out - although in practice I doubt anyone ever does. I actually like the bands for that reason - it's an actual differential at the top, like the proposed A* at A-Level.
I really hope they don't introduce A* at A-level, imagine how worked up people would get over revision! How awful would it be if some universities required A*/band 1s for an offer
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At my school, there was practically queues outside the SQA coordinator's office to see what bands people had got. I didn't bother - because for me, at Higher, a grade is a grade - nevertheless for weeks after the results came out people were coming up to me and asking what bands I had got. There was even an article in the local newspaper detailing how many people in the area had got 5 band 1s.

Finally I did find out what I had got - my Head of Year told me, thinking I'd be desperate to know :rolleyes: However, there are more important aspects of education to be concentrating on - at the end of the day, your results are your results and it doesn't make one bit of difference what band they are - other than to an over-inflated/crushed ego.
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I think I'll only ask for bands if I get five As, and then it will be merely out of curiousity.
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I didn't want to know my bands, because I thought it may undermine my achievement. I did find out though, because my guidance teacher had put them on my reference for ucas and I knew my mark for geography.
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