What is the Grade required to go from national 5 to higher?

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I was just wondering if a C which is considered a pass, will allow you to go onto do higher. One of my teachers said that an a is required whilst others said a b is required.
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I'm not quite sure what the case is now that its Nationals, i did standard grades and intermediates, but is it not based upon the discretion of the department head? or at least I'm pretty sure that's how it worked at my school.
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It could be anything, my school only allows people who get As in Nat 5 Engineering to do Higher but they allow a C at Nat 5 Maths to do Higher. Some teachers will do it their own way; my English teacher only signs you off if you are getting As and she has refused to sign off people with A2s before, my Modern and History teachers will sign off practically everyone as long as they don't have a grudge.

As a rule of thumb, if you get a B at Nat 5 you will be allowed to take the Higher but some will be more lenient in certain circumstances or more strict. Just ask if you are unsure.
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(Original post by MLM99)
It could be anything, my school only allows people who get As in Nat 5 Engineering to do Higher but they allow a C at Nat 5 Maths to do Higher. Some teachers will do it their own way; my English teacher only signs you off if you are getting As and she has refused to sign off people with A2s before, my Modern and History teachers will sign off practically everyone as long as they don't have a grudge.

As a rule of thumb, if you get a B at Nat 5 you will be allowed to take the Higher but some will be more lenient in certain circumstances or more strict. Just ask if you are unsure.
My school allowed me to do higher biology, higher physics and higher history in my final year even though i had no lower qualification in any of the subjects, it was based on how well i performed in my other subjects through the years. Although i did have to drop the physics cause they made an error and it over lapped with other lessons.
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That’s good to know I’m trying to figure out if I can do higher bio as it’s the only subject in one of the columns I really would be interested in. But I don’t have the Nat 5 grade for it or anything below that.
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That’s good to know I’m trying to figure out if I can do higher bio as it’s the only subject in one of the columns I really would be interested in. But I don’t have the Nat 5 grade for it or anything below that.
In our school I dont know of anyone who has been allowed to crash a Higher in S5, but it is allowed in S6 if we have shown aptitude and commitment in S5 in similar subjects. When crashing in S6 they prefer we at least did it in S3, and we needed to speak to the subject teacher to get permission.

Convincing the teacher you need it for a career path, you are committed and plan to study nat5 content over the summer might help. Remember the reason they make it hard to crash a Higher is because the step up to higher is significant for many and they dont want you to take on more than you can handle and lose the opportunity of gaining 5 Highers in S5.
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My school highly recommends an A or B but if they have evidence to suggest you can do it (such as past assessments, etc) then they will probably allow it with a C. With a D it's unlikely and if you do make it up with a C or D and struggle they'll push you to drop back down and retake the nat 5
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