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Can I take highers with a C in National 5?

Hi guys, I am stressed about my Nat 5 physics exam which I found it really difficult and I’m speculating a C grade in the exam. Will I be able to do highers next years without repeating the course? I got a B in my prelim and As and Bs in my school assessments
Original post by Nancy_iwSN
Hi guys, I am stressed about my Nat 5 physics exam which I found it really difficult and I’m speculating a C grade in the exam. Will I be able to do highers next years without repeating the course? I got a B in my prelim and As and Bs in my school assessments

Yes. I got a C in nat 5 maths and am about to sit my higher math exam, so yes!!
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Original post by Nancy_iwSN
Hi guys, I am stressed about my Nat 5 physics exam which I found it really difficult and I’m speculating a C grade in the exam. Will I be able to do highers next years without repeating the course? I got a B in my prelim and As and Bs in my school assessments

I know someone who got a D in Nat 5 maths but is sitting the higher exam in a week or so. It's possible, I think it probably depends on the teachers, what your predicted grade was, etc.
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Original post by Nancy_iwSN
Hi guys, I am stressed about my Nat 5 physics exam which I found it really difficult and I’m speculating a C grade in the exam. Will I be able to do highers next years without repeating the course? I got a B in my prelim and As and Bs in my school assessments

ye as long as you pass they should let you onto the next level, I scrapped a very low c at n5 maths and just a couple days away from doing my ah math. Though I will say that you might end up struggling as Highers sometimes tend to build of knowledge that is gained from n5's. Good luck though!
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Original post by Blenxo
ye as long as you pass they should let you onto the next level, I scrapped a very low c at n5 maths and just a couple days away from doing my ah math. Though I will say that you might end up struggling as Highers sometimes tend to build of knowledge that is gained from n5's. Good luck though!


Thank you so much, I’m usually really good at physics, I done well in the past papers and got As so I was confident but I think they made it harder since last year was easier and increased the number of questions from a standard 13 questions to 15 so it was hard with the time keeping so I had to rush my exam
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Original post by Nancy_iwSN
Thank you so much, I’m usually really good at physics, I done well in the past papers and got As so I was confident but I think they made it harder since last year was easier and increased the number of questions from a standard 13 questions to 15 so it was hard with the time keeping so I had to rush my exam

If the paper was harder than last year and they changed the layout, you could find that the boundaries for the grade may be lowered, you can look at the grade boundaries for the last 2 years on the sqa website

SQA Grade Boundaries

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