An Academic Curriculum for Excellence
Lower Sixth Form (S5) 16 – 17 years
Most girls take five subjects in Lower Sixth usually at SQA Higher Level. They select from a wide and flexible choice of subjects which caters for individual needs. The Scottish Higher is a university matriculation qualification and remains the gold standard for entry to Scottish universities. Increasingly, English universities often make unconditional offers to Scottish applicants with five (very good) Highers.
Upper Sixth Form (S6) 17 – 18 years
Upper Sixth Form a wide range of courses is available. Many girls take
at least three Advanced Higher courses or a combination of
qualifications. Girls usually apply for university entry in the autumn
term of Upper 6.
University admissions tariff points
Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers provide versatility. While Higher remains the gold standard for entry to university courses in Scotland, Advanced Higher courses carry comparable UCAS ratings to A Levels and English universities welcome Higher and Advanced Higher qualifications, as do universities throughout the world.
Our applicants regularly receive attractive offers from top English universities based on the success of combining Highers and Advanced Highers.
Scottish Advanced Higher UCAS Tariff A = 56 points
A Level UCAS Tariff A* = 56 points.