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Hi there, sorry I’m probably in the wrong place and I don’t really know my way around this place. Anyway I’m about to enter S5 (I’m in Scotland) and I really don’t want to stay til after S6 as I’m fed up with high school. I just want to move on already and finish with the irrelevant subjects I have to do. I’m England, you can’t go after Year 12 so is that the same in Scotland? Could someone please advice me me on my choices? Thanks
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I know someone who went to uni after S5 but to be honest uni isn't much better when it comes to useless subjects, she said the first year was very boring, and she couldn't drink
It depends on where you go and what you want to do though, what are your current ideas?
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I know someone who went to uni after S5 but to be honest uni isn't much better when it comes to useless subjects, she said the first year was very boring, and she couldn't drink
It depends on where you go and what you want to do though, what are your current ideas?
I was thinking to go somewhere in Scotland and not quite decided on that yet. And some engineering course. Isn’t first year supposed to be the best year at uni since you don’t need to put in as much work? I think I’m pretty organised so managing studying and a social life would be easy for me
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I was thinking to go somewhere in Scotland and not quite decided on that yet. And some engineering course. Isn’t first year supposed to be the best year at uni since you don’t need to put in as much work? I think I’m pretty organised so managing studying and a social life would be easy for me
S6 really is just a year to prepare you for uni really, so I think academics wise uni and S6 are very similar, you should be completely fine
Although I'd say if you're worried about doing irrelevant subjects, you probably won't have to in S6

If you think you're mature enough then go for it! The reason my friend didn't have a good time was because she couldn't really do the whole freshers thing properly, and she missed out on the S6 experience like prom, school responsibilities, freedom without having to worry about funding etc. just some stuff to consider, but she definitely coped just fine.
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S6 really is just a year to prepare you for uni really, so I think academics wise uni and S6 are very similar, you should be completely fine
Although I'd say if you're worried about doing irrelevant subjects, you probably won't have to in S6

If you think you're mature enough then go for it! The reason my friend didn't have a good time was because she couldn't really do the whole freshers thing properly, and she missed out on the S6 experience like prom, school responsibilities, freedom without having to worry about funding etc. just some stuff to consider, but she definitely coped just fine.
I think will go for it, haha. I’d be glad if I missed prom anyway - it’s nonsense imo. Thanks for your advice
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You can apply to Scottish unis absolutely! Three people in my year left after fifth year. One goes to Glasgow, one goes to Herriot Watt, and the other goes to a specialist college. They all got in with conditional offers of course. There was another girl in my year who had an offer for Glasgow but she deferred it I think? And came back to school at the start of 6th year for like 2 weeks then I never saw her again so idek what happened LOL.

Also, I got 3 unconditional offers with my 5th year grades from Glasgow, St Andrews, and Kent (that’s an English uni obviously) so it’s absolutely doable! A lot of people don’t recommend uni until after 6th year, but personally I would recommend taking some time to think about it and if you want to go, go for it. You can always defer until the year after and work during what would have been 6th year if you realise that you’re not quite ready for uni.
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I'm not sure, but there were 17 year olds at my University, but they were American.
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