Choosing Highers

By Lesley Grayburn, Head of Careers & Employability Services, University of Stirling

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Highers are required for entry to
university for Scottish students

What are Highers and what Highers do I need to get into university?

Scottish students normally study towards four or five Highers in the fifth year of secondary school (S5).

What Highers do I need to get into university?

Achieving all the required Highers and grades by the end of S5 may result in an unconditional offer of a university place when you apply in S6, so making the right choices and working hard may well pay off.

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