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3 Highers + 2 Adv. Highers = Too Much? watch
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- 13-11-2016 15:46
- 13-11-2016 15:54
Question, are you in s4 or s5? Why not just do the standard 5 Highers in s5, then 2-3 AHs in s6?
But fyi, it might be doable if you really wanted to, but its not fun (I did 4AHs + Higher english in s6). Is it not an option to sit higher history, spanish and chemistry in s5 instead?
- 13-11-2016 19:25
Oh right. Check Uni requirements btw. If you wanna do science subjects at uni, I think most scottish Unis dont require advanced highers. So really doing AH English + maths is kinda pointless if you already have Higher English + maths. In fact most unis just want NAT5 English maths as minimum requirement.
So really in s6 you could just fill your timetable with other science highers (eg crash higher biology/physics?) instead of AH english+ maths, unless you really want to do AH maths (warning-its a killer).
As for surviving last year - lots of coffee and cramming during holidays
Ps, another thing to consider. Its probably easier to get an A at higher than at AH, so its better to get lots of As at higher than doing some Ahs and then getting Bs. However say u got a B in higher maths this year, might be worth doing AH to try bump up the grade.
Basically if you decide its too much in s6, and got good grades in s5, just scrap AH maths and English and do your 3 highers, will make your life much easier.Last edited by Yammy; 13-11-2016 at 19:35.
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(Original post by catmckie)
- 13-11-2016 19:28
So I know it's a while away until I decide what subjects I take for 6th Year but I'm the sort of person to spend hours planning out EVERYTHING therefore I am thinking about my 6th Year subjects. (6 months before I need to!)
Subjects I want to take in 6th Year:
History - Higher
Spanish - Higher
Maths - Advanced Higher
English - Advanced Higher
I've taken History at Nat 5 and got an A. I'm taking Nat 5 Chemistry this year (I didn't take it last year) and my target grade is an A. I haven't done Spanish at Nat 5 level but I am learning it in my own time right now and I'm doing Higher French this year too. Additionally, I'm doing Maths and English at Higher this year and my teachers think I could achieve As. So after taking all that in, do you think I could do it? Or would it be too much? Do you know anyone who's done a lot like this in one year? I guess what I'm trying to ask is; is it doable?
Thanks in advance.
- 14-11-2016 13:43
2AH+3H is a weird combination for 6th year. Most people in my school do 5H in S5, then 3AH, 3AH+1H or 4AH in S6. I imagine it is doable, you just need to ask yourself whether or not it's worth doing the 2AHs, considering that Advanced Highers aren't required (unless you're applying to English unis).
- 14-11-2016 22:40
Lol. I'm doing 2 AH's and 1 H and i'm barely managing myself.
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- 15-11-2016 13:32
I'm doing one AH and crashing 3 H's and my workload is immense. It honestly depends what you are wanting to do, what are you planning on applying for?
- 28-11-2016 00:22
To be brutally honest, it would be a really strange decision to make your S6 workload that heavy; especially if you do well in S5. Everyone that I know who took/is taking 5 or 6 subjects in sixth year regrets it hugely. I'd say definitely don't pick up one of those Highers for starters, because if you do well this year, you simply won't need it. Universities are never doing to make you an offer which is based on 2 Advanced Highers and 3 Highers - it would be absolutely insane. The jump between Highers and Advanced Highers is no myth either, so if you're adamant about taking those two subjects at Advanced Higher, even taking two Highers on top of that would be a huge challenge, and one which may ruin S6 for you!
- 28-11-2016 21:03
I'm taking 4 AH's this year in Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Music. It is pretty brutal so far; but I'm applying to Oxford so I hope that the extra effort may be appreciated there. If it turns out that they aren't interested in me, I'll probably cut back and ditch Chemistry to lighten the workload a bit