Advanced Higher Grade

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Advanced Higher Grade, roughly equivalent to England's A-Levels, is the non-compulsory Scottish examination for students aged about 17-18.

It is usually required for students who wish to study at universities outside of Scotland. Universities within Scotland tend to take students with only Higher Grade qualifications.

History

Advanced Higher Grade was introduced in 2001 to replace a similar qualification, CSYS (Certificate of Sixth Year Studies), often abbreviated to just SYS. The last CSYS exams were taken by pupils in 2002.

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