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Posted 25 January 2006 - 10:03 PM

An AH 'A' is worth 120 UCAS points.

If you do 5AS's and get straight A's you get 300 points. An A at A2 (A Level) is 120 points.

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 10:07 PM

That's what I've read and I'm sure it is confirmed on the UCAS site. kpusa1981, where did you hear otherwise?
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Posted 25 January 2006 - 10:33 PM

im using an english A2 textbook for German and History this year, personally im finding A2 much easier than advanced higher textbooks

but i thought A2 was higher than AH
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Posted 25 January 2006 - 10:47 PM

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 07:38 PM

QUOTE(Ally @ Jan 25 2006, 10:47 PM)
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so AH is hardest high school exam
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Posted 27 January 2006 - 08:11 PM

Yeah, an AH is the 'hardest' exam offered by the SQA. There's quite a lot of debate over the whole 'AH is harder than A Level' issue - personally I believe so. biggrin.gif

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 08:58 PM

While the Highers are definitely harder, the AS levels are broader. Plus the fact that you can resit A levels makes the experience a whole lot more relaxing.

EDIT: Perhaps to compensate, however, the boundaries for A, B, C, D are 80% 70% 60% 50% respectively in the A/AS level and aren't moderated. Whereas in the Higher/Advanced Higher the boundaries are much lower.

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 12:30 PM

QUOTE(Dave @ Dec 9 2004, 06:16 PM) View Post

yes but you loss those 60 points from the highers when you gain your pointing for the advanced higher so you only gain another higher effectively


so if you sit an advanced higher for a subject you sat at higher and got an A for both you get 120 points

where if you sit a different higher subject and get two As you get 120 points

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 03:08 PM

Most top Unis go on the basis of grades and not UCAS tariff anyway. Two Higher As are worth 144 points but they are not equivalent to the 120 points u get from an indepth intense AH A.

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 03:59 PM

For subjects like Maths. Advanced higher is probably in between the AS Level course and the Further Maths course offered to pupils in England who require advanced grades such as these. Im not sure if the same appiles to courses such as English





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