A* grades

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    In my Scottish Highers I have a total of 5 A* grades.

    (5 A's above the pass mark of 85%)

    However, we are not credited A*s on our qualification certificates.

    If I were to include the A*s in a job CV (since I want to put my best foot forward) is there any way to verify this to employers?
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    (Original post by AidanPrice)
    In my Scottish Highers I have a total of 5 A* grades.

    (5 A's above the pass mark of 85%)

    However, we are not credited A*s on our qualification certificates.

    If I were to include the A*s in a job CV (since I want to put my best foot forward) is there any way to verify this to employers?
    No, you should only put an A. You do not have A* grades, you have A grades. Bands do not matter in the slightest unless you are applying for oxbridge. Employers do not care about bands and once you've gained a degree and experience in your respective field they won't care about school examination results.
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    Technically, there's no such thing as an A* in Scotland - just an A band 1 (above 85%).

    And you probably shouldn't put it down. It's more difficult for employers to understand, and putting As down shows the same sorts of ideas (that you're bright and can work hard) anyway.

    To be honest, there aren't really any places where bands matter. I believe Cambridge asks for bands, but I'm applying to Oxford and AFAIK they don't ask for bands or raw marks or anything like that - they care more about the likes of admissions tests. It's still impressive, but beyond a personal significance and maybe the likes of a school award it doesn't have much meaning.
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    Thank you both! :-)
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    (Original post by AidanPrice)
    Thank you both! :-)
    Most employers just want you to do 5 highers, and if you get a few As you should be good

    Saying 5A1s probably won't make a difference, they will care more about interviews/assessments etc.
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    Employers won't give a damn whether you got an A2 or an A1. It's only worth telling your referee to mention in their reference when applying for unis and also for your personal bragging rights
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    (Original post by AidanPrice)
    In my Scottish Highers I have a total of 5 A* grades.
    No you don't. The SQA only has 'A' grades. A*s don't exist here.

    With regards to putting A*s on your CV, the person reading it will probably just be a bit confused and/or conclude you're a bit of a pompous idiot.
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    it would damage your application, the person would think lol A*s don't even exist what a nutjob.
 
 
 
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