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#1 insanitypersonified

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 04:09 PM

Is anyone doing 4 Advanced Highers?

My Guidance Teacher says it's too much but, then again, she can't even my spell let alone understand my position.

I am doing:

AH English
AH Modern Studies
AH History
AH Business Management.

I did them all at Higher and got A and was wondering if anyone has done the same and had experiences; positive or negative.

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 04:17 PM

AH Mod Studies and Business Management and HISTORY??? how much do u write on a normal nite?? 400pages worth of work???


edit: jese!! forgot,.. AND english essays??????? unsure.gif

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 04:17 PM

erm well its difficult to say really i did 2 advanced highers and i wouldnt say i had too much work to do

from what i remember my friends saying english requires a lot of homework and essay writing and reading books and stuff

mod studies and business i think will be basically like higher only the work will obviously be harder and there may be less resources which will make life a little harder

AH history i remember my teacher talking about but i forget now

i think you may as well do it i mean wot can you possibily lose form trying

btw why do you want to do all these AH's are you thinking of a English uni by any chance

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 05:47 PM

May I start by saying that I'm not ashamed to admit my gender but must have made a mistake when completing my registration . . . should probably sort that. I am in fact male and a Rangers fan (which is actually one of the most emasculating experiences ever).

I am thinking about going to Caimbridge to do law because I want to go into politics and a degree from Oxbridge is half the battle.

However, I also really like the subjects I'm doing but am becoming increasingly unnerved by people saying I'm not up to it.

Thanks for the comments, the advice is very much appreciated.

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 05:48 PM

And yes, learning to spell it right would be a start!

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 06:32 PM

cant see why you couldnt, incidently which topic you doing for history this year?
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Posted 24 September 2005 - 06:55 PM

USA between 1850 and 1865: A House Divided. It's really interesting.

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 08:49 PM

fair enough, im doing Germany: Versailles to outbreak of ww2
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Posted 24 September 2005 - 11:12 PM

now if i was u with straight A's and wantin gto go to oxbridge and was being told its OTT i think i would just go for it all 4 AH's

the only risk you run is doing 4 and getting lower grades than if you did less but i say go for it!!!!!! tongue.gif

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 03:16 PM

I took 3... Maths, Physics and Biology... and Higher Drama. So you're not alone. I applied to Oxford... heck, if you plan on getting A's anyone should. However it's too late to apply now.

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 03:41 PM

I had to argue with my guidance teacher to let me do more than 2 Advanced Highers. She told me they were pointless, I had to argue with her to let her undertand that the minimum offer that I would get (if I got an offer) at Cambridge was AAA@ AH.
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 07:06 PM

Aww man, This makes me feel silly. I only passed 2 highers last year, and this year i'm struggling with 1 AH!!

Oh well, never mind.

*cheers for the smart people*

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 07:30 PM

AH physics is easy.

AH business is very inadvisable. DO NOT DO IT!
It is a fair amount of work. It is the heaviest subject for me this year out of my 4 subjects, but it wouldn't be out of them. However, the actual exam is impossible. I got an A last year for higher. I seriously advise you take it and run. I'll be happy with a C, and suprised at a B. I haven't heard stories of people fiinishing the exam before. It is massive. The format is exactly the same as higher business exam. BUT, you must write at least twice as much for the same amount of marks (they still won't allow bullet points... WTF!!!). Also, the case study is EIGHT pages long. Think about that. Instead of refering to something from a few pages, you must wade through a sea of useless info to get anything. You don't have the time to do that...
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Posted 24 February 2006 - 10:54 PM

I started out with AH English, History, Biology and Chemistry.

It was not fun, and I was cracking up by October (TWO dissertations, TWO research projects).

I got into Oxford Law with three AH. Its unnecessary to put yourself under the extra strain: come across well at interview and do well on the LNAT and you'll be fine.

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 11:11 PM

I know someone in first year of Law at Oxford and he was doing 3 AH and a Higher (Chemistry) but dropped the Higher to concentrate on the AHs, presumably because he knew Oxford wouldn't particularly care about it.
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Posted 18 May 2006 - 03:32 PM

I started doing 4 AH's. i did maths, physics, biology and chemistry. i ended up droping maths in january because it was just too much, and i had also missed some of maths at the start of the year and never really caught up. advanced highers are like 1st and 2nd year uni. and at uni, u normally only do one subject, so attempting 4 was just madness. definitly not advisable.

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 10:07 PM

Depends what uni you go to. For most courses at most Scottish universities you do at least three different courses each year, often in different subjects.
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Posted 19 May 2006 - 01:31 PM

yeah, but thats still not as much as 4 advanced highers

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 02:05 PM

Hmm!
bloody hell u lot are smart!
im doin ah eng and ah bio nxt yr (assuming i pass this yr lol) and im going to apply to LSE for Law. they said u only need 2 ah's, as they are more difficult than alevels which u need 3 of.. think ah bio mite be considered irrelevant tho, but no way in helllll am i doin ah history!
ah well, cali it is tongue.gif lol x

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 02:13 PM

QUOTE(Fletcher @ May 19 2006, 02:31 PM) View Post

yeah, but thats still not as much as 4 advanced highers

It really depends on the specific university courses, the specific AHs, and what subjects the individual is more accustomed to, more comfortable with, or what they simply find easier. High grades aren't given out willy nilly for many university courses either. Comparing the number of subjects doesn't really get you anywhere. You can do up to five different subjects in the first year of some university degree programmes, and there is often a lot of emphasis on self study as well.
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