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    I am going to be sitting my highers after the summer and am considering buying some books to help me through them. The problem is they are based around the old higher subjects. Just how different are the old highers from the new ones and is it worth it to buy old higher books?
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    (Original post by scott.thomson239)
    I am going to be sitting my highers after the summer and am considering buying some books to help me through them. The problem is they are based around the old higher subjects. Just how different are the old highers from the new ones and is it worth it to buy old higher books?
    It depends on the subject, so biology was changed entirely whereas physics altered a little less. Honestly though there has been so many little new things introduced that if you are already going to buy a textbook then I suggest the new ones.
    You can always compare the old and new course specifications on the SQA site if you want a more in depth view
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    I am going to be sitting my highers after the summer and am considering buying some books to help me through them. The problem is they are based around the old higher subjects. Just how different are the old highers from the new ones and is it worth it to buy old higher books?

    The amount of change really depends on the subject. What subjects are you doing?

    For the most part, you should try and get new higher books where you can. But depending on the subject, the Old Higher book can sometimes be useful.
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    You'll know they are the new Higher textbooks if they say "CfE" on the textbook. Some of the new Higher subjects are actually slightly easier than the old higher. Some are harder because some Advanced Higher content has been moved down into the Higher course for example Biology.
 
 
 
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