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Your child can get Advanced Higher tuition for as low as £22.50 per session. The price of each private tuition session depends on how regularly and for how long your child takes tuition with us. Book a free trial session with us and you can find out how affordable private tuition with GoStudent can be for you.

Your child could benefit from private Advanced Higher exam revision:

  • Private tutoring can help your child consolidate what they have been learning in school.
  • One to one tutoring can be great in helping your child work through the different types of exam questions.
  • Personal tutoring is a great way for your child to build confidence ahead of their exams.
  • Tutoring is a great way to help your child if they need a little extra help with just one section of the exam.
  • Tutoring is also a great way to prepare your child for further studies at university.

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GoStudent can help give your child support with private Advanced Higher as well as offering tuition for other levels that your childen might be studying for:

  • SQA National 3
  • SQA National 4
  • SQA National 5
  • Scottish Higher
  • University Level

Your child isn't tied into one subject with GoStudent either. You can get help with a variety of different subjects at Advanced Higher with the same package.

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Advanced Higher: Everything you need to know to help your child pass these essential exams

Congratulations if your child is considering doing their Advanced Higher course. They’re obviously highly motivated so that’s a brilliant start. You no doubt will have some questions about how you can best support them during the year and specifically around studying for their Advanced Higher exam. Stick with us because we are going to share everything you need to know and put any worries you have to bed.

What is SQA Advanced Higher?

Often referred to as just the Advanced Higher, it is an optional qualification for Scottish secondary school students which replaced the Certificate of Sixth Year Studies (CSYS). The reason it is sometimes known as the SQA Advanced Higher is that the SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority) runs it.

The SQA is responsible for providing educational qualifications in Scotland. The Advanced Higher course is the highest level of accreditation offered by the SQA. The Advanced Higher exam is taken by students who have completed their Highers, which is the gateway into university. Taking Advanced Higher lessons can allow students to directly enter the second year of uni. 🎓

What is Advanced Higher equivalent to?

The Advanced Higher course can be described as equivalent to the first year of university. Students in Scotland wishing to attend further education will usually complete their Highers in S5, which is one stage before taking the Advanced Higher exam.

What is the difference between Higher and Advanced Higher?

Highers are similar to A-levels, except A-levels cover two years of study and Highers take one year. That’s why Scotland also has the Advanced Higher course, which is a step up from the Higher exam and the most difficult prior to university. It’s necessary to complete the Higher year before moving on to the Advanced Higher lessons.

Are Advanced Highers harder than A levels?

While Advanced Higher lessons are similar to the second year of A-levels, the Advanced Higher exam and content are considered harder than A-levels.

The UCAS (The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) is an independent body for the UK that oversees the application process for British universities. The Advanced Higher course gets more UCAS tariff points than the A-level course.

Overview of common Advanced Higher lessons

There are more than 35 different Advanced Higher lessons that your child could pick from. Here are some of the most common questions we get from parents and students regarding Advanced Higher course choices. 📚

Which Advanced Higher course requires Advanced Higher tutoring?

In short, all of them. Since the Advanced Higher lessons can act as the first year of university, the expectations placed on students is significantly greater than during the Higher course.

Independent coursework and study will be the name of the game and this poses settling in issues for some kids. A child can be very bright but not organised. It’s important for the Advanced Higher course that your child has both the knowledge and organisational skills in order to get through the year and excel at the challenging Advanced Higher exam.

When does your child need Advanced Higher online course help?

Many parents opt for Advanced Higher private tuition from the start of the year. This often includes a few specific Advanced Higher course preparation sessions. Our tutors can help structure study time and what your child needs to focus on from the beginning so they get off to a great start. By getting Advanced Higher online course help you get added benefits which we’ll look at soon too.

Your child may be a great independent learner and not need any more support until a few months out from their first Advanced Higher exam. When the time comes, we suggest enlisting the help of a professional online tutor to run through Advanced Higher lessons with your child and prepare them for the Advanced Higher exam and assessment.

We find that many students benefit the most from having a stable Advanced Higher tutor from the start and regularly checking in with them over the year. At GoStudent we have a flexible booking system where you can schedule a weekly/monthly class with your child’s appointed Advanced Higher private tutor.

Why Advanced Higher private tutoring works

Advanced Higher private tutoring has a proven track record of working thanks to a number of reasons. Let’s look at why and how it will help your child. 👇

An Advanced Higher private tutor is trained

By hiring a specialised Advanced Higher private tutor you know you are getting all of their experience in the one area you need. If you partner with a professional Advanced Higher tutor who has been trained specifically, your child will have a clear advantage.

Choose an Advanced Higher online tutor from anywhere

It doesn’t matter where you live in Scotland, you can hire the best Advanced Higher online tutor for you, from Aberdeen to Glasgow and everywhere in between. You don’t need to rely on finding an Advanced Higher tutor close by and pay whatever the asking rate is. Make sure your kid’s tutor is a good fit for them because you’re investing in their future, not just an Advanced Higher exam.

Advanced Higher online tutoring saves time

Advanced Higher online tutoring offers your busy child the benefit of saving time. This works in two ways: your child doesn’t have to travel to an Advanced Higher tuition school and a good Advanced Higher tutor will maximise valuable study time by focusing on your child’s strengths and guiding them on the Advanced Higher exam content they need to focus on.

Advanced Higher private tuition is focused

You can count on Advanced Higher private tuition being more focused than group sessions. Your child will be able to ask questions about issues they are having on difficult concepts and all from the safety and comfort of their own home.

Advanced Higher tuition boosts grades

Investing in Advanced Higher tuition means your child will have personalised one-on-one Advanced Higher lessons. One of the main benefits of Advanced Higher private tuition is the increased engagement level you’ll witness between your child and their tutor over that of a general classroom setting.

An Advanced Higher tutor will provide your child with dedicated support and give them the chance to receive the best grades possible. No doubt your child is looking to go on to further education after their Advanced Higher exam and good grades matter regardless of where you are applying.

How do I find the best Advanced Higher tutor?

Great news. There are many excellent Advanced Higher tutors. It’s important to find the right one for your child early on before they get booked up.

Advanced Higher online tutoring will offer you the most options and provide more flexibility. When considering which Advanced Higher online tutor is best for your child you should look for the following credentials and match a tutor with these skills to your child based on personality fit too:

  • Look for an Advanced Higher tutor with excellent grades
  • Make sure the tutor is attending or has attended a good university
  • Find a tutor that has been given teaching training

At GoStudent, we make sure that all of our Advanced Higher online tutors tick these boxes and more. We consider it our job as the experts to offer you the best possible tutors who are highly trained and skilled.

We don’t just leave you hanging there though, we will also find the best match for your child based on their Advanced Higher course, interests, and preferences. That way, you are guaranteed that your child will get involved from the start and stay engaged throughout their Advanced Higher online tuition journey. 👏

Top tips for Advanced Higher revision

Advanced Higher revision should start earlier than in previous course levels. The number of days of Advanced Higher revision that your child should do will depend on how well they have kept up with the coursework and what problem areas they have identified. You can never start revising too early for an Advanced Higher exam to avoid cramming.

Advanced Higher online revision

While it’s best to let a dedicated Advanced Higher tutor guide you through the study topics and methodology to use, if you don’t have a tutor for your child yet you can find Advanced Higher online revision available.

The main place to look is on the SQA website. You should search for past papers relating to your child’s Advanced Higher lessons they are taking. Practice makes perfect after all, and having an appreciation of the types of exam questions is very useful.

Many students have noted in the past that there isn’t enough Advanced Higher online revision material available. However, it’s usually a matter of knowing where to look and what to look for.

Our Advanced Higher tutors can seamlessly guide your child down the rocky revision road, making it a straight line instead of endless backtracking and frustration. That’s because they’ve all been there before and take pride in helping new students succeed. Our Advanced Higher tutors are rewarded with immense fulfilment when your child is awarded awesome grades.