Highers are National Qualifications and are usually taken in the fifth and sixth years of secondary education at about age 17 or 18. Highers are required for entry into higher education. The awards are graded by performance in national examinations and also require candidates to pass all unit assessments associated with the course.
In Scotland the Higher is one of the national school-leaving certificate exams and university entrance qualifications of the Scottish Qualifications Certificate (SQC) offered by the Scottish Qualifications Authority which superseded the old Higher Grade on the Scottish Certificate of Education (SCE). Most people refer to both simply as "Highers". (For information on the lower SCE grade see Standard Grade.)
"Higher" is the first single to be lifted from Creed's 1999 album, Human Clay. Although it is widely believed to be a song about drug-induced hallucinations or a dream of heaven, vocalist Scott Stapp actually wrote the song about the power of lucid dreaming.
The majority of delivery months for a particular commodity are higher than the previous trading session or previous day. Firm: Prices are higher, but not significantly. Steady: prices are unchanged. Weak: Prices are trending lower, but not significantly. Lower: Prices for most contracts are significantly lower.