How to sit exams as an external candidate?

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I thought I could self-teach myself 2 subjects (that my school probably wouldn't let me do) but I don't know how to go about this. How do I register as an external candidate? If I want to sit the exam, would I have to do unit assessments as well? If yes- how?
I would rather not inform my school about this because as I said they probably wouldn't be very supportive of it, so I'm getting no guidance [I am currently at 6th year of High School doing 4 Highers]
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I thought I could self-teach myself 2 subjects (that my school probably wouldn't let me do) but I don't know how to go about this. How do I register as an external candidate? If I want to sit the exam, would I have to do unit assessments as well? If yes- how?
I would rather not inform my school about this because as I said they probably wouldn't be very supportive of it, so I'm getting no guidance [I am currently at 6th year of High School doing 4 Highers]
Are you trying to sit SQA as a private candidate?
I looked on the SQA site and couldnt see anything..
English exams are easier A levels and GCSE.

These seem to cater for it.

http://wallacecollege.com/courses/61...udy/region-UK/
http://www.basilpatersontutorial.co....nation-centre/
https://www.merchiston.co.uk/
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I thought I could self-teach myself 2 subjects (that my school probably wouldn't let me do) but I don't know how to go about this. How do I register as an external candidate? If I want to sit the exam, would I have to do unit assessments as well? If yes- how?
I would rather not inform my school about this because as I said they probably wouldn't be very supportive of it, so I'm getting no guidance [I am currently at 6th year of High School doing 4 Highers]
You would need to find another exam centre (such as another school or evening classes at college) who would be willing to enter you. You will not need to do UASPs (unit assessments) in order to pass the course, as these have been removed from all SQA Higher courses this year (although most centres will continue to have their own unit assessments to check progress of candidates, which they may insist you sit (you would have to arrange time to do this, possibly meaning being off school)).
Did you do any highers in S5?
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