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    Hi there, I just did my National 5s and starting Higher. I was doing some research about the exams in England and I saw that you could get A* and As. Here in Scotland the GCSE equivalent's (National 5) highest grade is an A. Although we do get band 1 As and band 2 As. I was just wondering if a GCSE A* is equivalent to a Band 1/Band 2 A.

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    A* is the highest grade you can achieve on a GCSE so I would say that this would be the same as an A at band 1 (I believe this is the highest that can be achieved in Scotland), and that an A at GCSE would be an A at band 2.
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    My daughter is applying for a course in London. We live in Scotland. It is asking for 5 GCSE's A*-C. Can anyone tell me the equivalent in Scottish exam results. She has 7 National 5's and 5 Scottish Highers and she is currently taking 2 advanced highers and another higher
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    (Original post by KatieG1969)
    My daughter is applying for a course in London. We live in Scotland. It is asking for 5 GCSE's A*-C. Can anyone tell me the equivalent in Scottish exam results. She has 7 National 5's and 5 Scottish Highers and she is currently taking 2 advanced highers and another higher
    I assume she'd have the entry requirements, 7 N5's (greater than grade D) would definitely give her a chance to get into the course. Usually on the website for the school you're applying to it'll tell you the Scottish equivalent. If you'd like you could tell me the course and what school she wants to apply to and I'll look it up for you. Otherwise just go onto the schools website and try to find the "entry requirements" tab.
 
 
 
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