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This might sound really silly but would it be a rational idea to take the higher music exam this year? Even though I've already picked my five subjects and I don't want to change any of them, I've done national five last year in S4 and I have always found the course to be really straight forward. I never revised for the exam aswell and I got an A. Even when I'm going through higher past papers I'm able to identify most of the techniques and I can also play at least grade 5 guitar and trombone

Please let me know if this would be possible or not
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This might sound really silly but would it be a rational idea to take the higher music exam this year? Even though I've already picked my five subjects and I don't want to change any of them, I've done national five last year in S4 and I have always found the course to be really straight forward. I never revised for the exam aswell and I got an A. Even when I'm going through higher past papers I'm able to identify most of the techniques and I can also play at least grade 5 guitar and trombone

Please let me know if this would be possible or not
Whether it's possible ultimately depends on your school, as it's their choice whether they'll enter you for your exams...But in terms of whether it is possible from a student's perspective, it can be done, as I picked up higher music just before Christmas in S5 too.
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Whether it's possible ultimately depends on your school, as it's their choice whether they'll enter you for your exams...But in terms of whether it is possible from a student's perspective, it can be done, as I picked up higher music just before Christmas in S5 too.
Thanks, is the higher course significantly different to the national five course? My n5 teacher has covered a little higher at the end of the year and I did a bit of independent study on it aswell. But I feel like I’m significantly underestimating it
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Thanks, is the higher course significantly different to the national five course? My n5 teacher has covered a little higher at the end of the year and I did a bit of independent study on it aswell. But I feel like I’m significantly underestimating it
The nat 5s and highers have undergone a little bit of change since I did them a couple of years ago, so I can only speak of the difference then...But the performance element is just longer and at grade 4 minimum, so if you're good for that then that's quite a chunk of your marks covered already. Listening wise, there aren't too many new concepts to learn at higher, but the questions in the paper are, as you'd expect, harder than nat 5. I think there's a new composing element that counts towards your mark, but that was only a pass/fail 'tick box' previously, so I can't really say on that.

Overall, it is a step up from Nat 5, but if you're already at the necessary standard for your instruments, it shouldn't be something you struggle too much with.
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