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S6 Student Thread 2022

I haven't seen a thread for people sitting S6 exams this year, so decided to make one!
How are you guys feeling about your exams? I'm quite excited but definitely stressed.
Finding it really hard to be motivated this year. I got unconditional for uni early January. Think I will regret not putting the effort in when I get my results and they are there forever on my sqa record. Prelim results were terrible. Friends are the same, don't need the grades this year so not putting the effort in, I am in a low progression school so not being pushed (or even taught half the time as teachers dont show up!)

Actually miss the excitement and challenge of last year.
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Original post by BlackLab
Finding it really hard to be motivated this year. I got unconditional for uni early January. Think I will regret not putting the effort in when I get my results and they are there forever on my sqa record. Prelim results were terrible. Friends are the same, don't need the grades this year so not putting the effort in, I am in a low progression school so not being pushed (or even taught half the time as teachers dont show up!)

Actually miss the excitement and challenge of last year.

Tbh you still have some time until exams , so I would really advise to put in as much effort as possible between now and then. It’s understandable in S6 to lack motivation when you have unconditionals, but you will need to put your grades from this year in applications for things like internships and graduate schemes a few years from now.

Employers won’t necessarily be looking at the precise details of your S6 results, but they will be looking at overall achievement and won’t be particularly impressed by a set of poor results as they may see this as evidence of poor work ethic.

Overall I would say while your S6 grades may not be make or break in the future, they will in all likelihood be taken into account by employers and may well be the difference that gets one candidate chosen over another who is equal in other factors (as they are a good indication of long term thinking and ambition).

So it’s definitely not a good idea to just accept grades which are less than what you’re capable of. I also attended a low progression school but in reality this just means that you have to work harder and motivate yourself as the students in high achieving schools will be pushed. You should be setting high standards for yourself and not settling for less than your best.
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Original post by bxcs
I haven't seen a thread for people sitting S6 exams this year, so decided to make one!
How are you guys feeling about your exams? I'm quite excited but definitely stressed.

Feeling pretty good overall, much better than I did in previous years due to the prelim grades and uni offers I have. :smile:
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Original post by Voaly
Feeling pretty good overall, much better than I did in previous years due to the prelim grades and uni offers I have. :smile:

NICE! Where did you get offers from?
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Original post by BlackLab
Finding it really hard to be motivated this year. I got unconditional for uni early January. Think I will regret not putting the effort in when I get my results and they are there forever on my sqa record. Prelim results were terrible. Friends are the same, don't need the grades this year so not putting the effort in, I am in a low progression school so not being pushed (or even taught half the time as teachers dont show up!)

Actually miss the excitement and challenge of last year.

Definitely hard - I just want to socialise the entire time now ahaha. My firm is conditional so I have to work hard. Congrats on your offers. Where did you get offers from?
Original post by bxcs
Definitely hard - I just want to socialise the entire time now ahaha. My firm is conditional so I have to work hard. Congrats on your offers. Where did you get offers from?

Was very fortunate to get unconditionals for MEng Mechanical Engineering from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Strathclyde (had only applied for 3 before I got first offer) which makes this years prelim results feel so strange.

Know exactly where you are with socialising 🤣 I've recently passed driving test, got a car, restrictions being lifted, a newish girlfriend, turned 18 and can go out drinking, and 2 years of socialising to catch up on. Life is good, revision not so much!

Have started well in easter break. 5 hours studying today, I get much more done at home. Found that during online learning too and it suited me for my highers. Study periods in school are useless as nowhere quiet to study, its like studying in the middle of a club. Have asked teachers and there is nowhere else to go and not allowed to go home to study.
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Original post by BlackLab
Was very fortunate to get unconditionals for MEng Mechanical Engineering from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Strathclyde (had only applied for 3 before I got first offer) which makes this years prelim results feel so strange.

Know exactly where you are with socialising 🤣 I've recently passed driving test, got a car, restrictions being lifted, a newish girlfriend, turned 18 and can go out drinking, and 2 years of socialising to catch up on. Life is good, revision not so much!

Have started well in easter break. 5 hours studying today, I get much more done at home. Found that during online learning too and it suited me for my highers. Study periods in school are useless as nowhere quiet to study, its like studying in the middle of a club. Have asked teachers and there is nowhere else to go and not allowed to go home to study.

I so much prefer studying at home, you get to move at your own pace and do whatever whenever which is great.
I've been unable to get driving lessons which SUCKS but hopefully soon I start driving, got my pals tho with licenses to do the job.

I got 2 conditionals of AAA and AA to get for firm and insurance, so a bit of work on my part. Went for second year entry at st andrews and slightly regret the non-uncon aspect of it ahhaha.
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Original post by bxcs
NICE! Where did you get offers from?

Abertay (x2), Edinburgh Napier, Stirling, and Heriot Watt (All of my five choices! But unfortunately conditionals so I gotta work :s-smilie:). I have accepted my offers for both the Abertay ones and the condition for my firm choice is BB (to include higher maths) and the insurance choice is BB at any higher this year.

If you're curious on what I'm taking right now:

Higher Maths (A in Prelim)
Higher Engineering Science (A in prelim)
Higher RMPS (B in Prelim)
Foundation Apprenticeship Software Development (2nd year) (Passing 1st and 2nd year is equivalent to two Bs at higher according to Abertay, no prelim or exam for this one however)

For last year, I ended up getting:

Higher Physics - A (Wanted to take it to Advanced higher instead of Higher RMPS but I got screwed over by columns)
Higher Admin & IT - A
Higher English - D (never been good at English, was basically forced to take it too :frown:)
National 5 Maths - A (First sitting, would have taken this in S4 if it weren't for getting screwed over by the maths department)
Foundation Apprenticeship Software Development (Year 1) - Pass
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Original post by Voaly
Abertay (x2), Edinburgh Napier, Stirling, and Heriot Watt (All of my five choices! But unfortunately conditionals so I gotta work :s-smilie:). I have accepted my offers for both the Abertay ones and the condition for my firm choice is BB (to include higher maths) and the insurance choice is BB at any higher this year.

If you're curious on what I'm taking right now:

Higher Maths (A in Prelim)
Higher Engineering Science (A in prelim)
Higher RMPS (B in Prelim)
Foundation Apprenticeship Software Development (2nd year) (Passing 1st and 2nd year is equivalent to two Bs at higher according to Abertay, no prelim or exam for this one however)

For last year, I ended up getting:

Higher Physics - A (Wanted to take it to Advanced higher instead of Higher RMPS but I got screwed over by columns)
Higher Admin & IT - A
Higher English - D (never been good at English, was basically forced to take it too :frown:)
National 5 Maths - A (First sitting, would have taken this in S4 if it weren't for getting screwed over by the maths department)
Foundation Apprenticeship Software Development (Year 1) - Pass

Well done! That's really impressive :biggrin:

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