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So right now I'm in S5 and my highers are coming up soon! Throughout fifth year I have taken maths, English, biology, modern studies and history but in my prelim (mocks) I failed maths really badly and have now been advised to do it over two years and sit it at the end of s6/ next year! I have been predicted to get 4A's in the exams this year- I got 3A's and a B (in biology- which I find hard because of the maths) in my prelims so I'm hoping for the 4A's this year It is almost a month until maths and I am unsure on whether I should go for it this year or not? I am scared that I do it and get a C or a D because I know that's not good for uni but I'm scared that if I don't do it I will be rejected from uni's as I'll only have 4 highers? Next year I'm hoping to do advanced higher mods and Advanced higher history and if I don't do maths this year then H maths again or crash higher business! I am smart but maths has always been my weakness and I'm just scared that I've left it too late and no matter what I do now I won't get more than a C.
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No, look at the entry requirements for unis, most only want at least 4 highers!
There is always a chance to do more highers next year if you are unsure.
If you don't achive the right grade you would just get a conditional instead of an unconditional.
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(Original post by Bonnie2512)
So right now I'm in S5 and my highers are coming up soon! Throughout fifth year I have taken maths, English, biology, modern studies and history but in my prelim (mocks) I failed maths really badly and have now been advised to do it over two years and sit it at the end of s6/ next year! I have been predicted to get 4A's in the exams this year- I got 3A's and a B (in biology- which I find hard because of the maths) in my prelims so I'm hoping for the 4A's this year It is almost a month until maths and I am unsure on whether I should go for it this year or not? I am scared that I do it and get a C or a D because I know that's not good for uni but I'm scared that if I don't do it I will be rejected from uni's as I'll only have 4 highers? Next year I'm hoping to do advanced higher mods and Advanced higher history and if I don't do maths this year then H maths again or crash higher business! I am smart but maths has always been my weakness and I'm just scared that I've left it too late and no matter what I do now I won't get more than a C.
Hey, I agree with Larissa14, 4 highers is enough for most Scottish unis (depending on course). Unless you want to study maths at uni, then taking it in S6 will be fine. You can also take a few more crash highers then if you want. As for biology, most maths questions in biology are percentage changes, and conversion factors, so learn them
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Scottish unis are really fair and understand that not all schools even offer a lot of highers in the first place. 4 is fine, it's probably best to also pick up a another higher in s6 and maybe even an AH. Although, i know people who have got unconditional offers based on 4 highers.


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I did 4 highers and i got unconditional's.

You are fine.
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