Making the grade for Edinburgh students

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Edinburgh University has become the latest to set its entry standards for pupils emerging from Scotland’s new curriculum.

It said top grades were still the main benchmark but added exam marks would be “unlikely to be sufficient to gain an offer”. It said aspects such as depth and relevance of study would be important and entry to Edinburgh would be a “holistic decision”.

The university said where the minimum entry requirement of ABBB had not been met by the end of S5, the requirement would increase to AABB or ABBBB by the end of S6.

Head of admissions Rebecca Gaukroger said the university did not want to put up barriers to really able students.

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