How was the Oxbridge Conference? I'm going to the afternoon one in Glasgow on Friday. Scared as I'll be all alone
Advanced Highers are harder than full A-Levels, because they're nothing like as popular ergo there isnt as much support materials/teaching resources/etc., also they haven't been "dumbed down" to the same extent and so mostly only exceptional candidates do very well in them (as opposed to Highers, SGs and A-Levels where a candidate of middling-ability can do well through exam technique)
An Advanced Higher is (roughly) equivalent to 1st Year at a Scottish Uni, but because english degrees are usually only 3 years, AHs are necessary for entry, in a way in which they aren't for Scottish Unis.
Correct, so far? Are there any other relevant points to be made
The main reason AHs(Science ones at least) are WAY more difficult than A-levels is that the majority of your grade is taken from your final exam result whereas A-Level grades are based on course work and continuous assesment (which is re-sit-able!) from across the two years! This is why it is really shocking that some English Unis don't acknowledge SQA Appeals - this is the scottish system's only equivalent to the re-sit so why shouldn't it count? Relatives and people I'v met at open days in England can walk into the final exam and only need a D in that exam to get and A over-all!
SHOCKIN!! (But it does mean we're all much better prepared for University...
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This is why it is really shocking that some English Unis don't acknowledge SQA Appeals - this is the scottish system's only equivalent to the re-sit so why shouldn't it count?
I am quite positive taht they are by the majority of Uni's. Were you referring to Oxbridge?
It looks like it'll be a lot of work. Does anyone have any advice for either of these Advanced Higher subjects?
Don't slack for either. Especially English as at Advanced Higher your folio pieces actually mean something! (third of your grade last time I checked). And for Modern Studies, it's good that you have an interest in politics otherwise rememebering facts and not understanding to a large extent what you're talking about isn't gonna get you anywhere! I'm a science person myself but my brother did those subjects. Good Luck!