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Do you have high notes on a subject or for a subject (as in school)?
 

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More context needed
 

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Do you have high notes on a subject or for a subject (as in school)?

The term "high notes" doesn't make any sense in relation to a school subject. "High notes" usually means the musical notes which are at the top of the register (the notes a soprano sings).

Please give us a complete sentence using the phrase so we can see how you are trying to use it.
 

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I never had high marks in/for any subject.

Both prepositions are possible.
 

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So never notes in context school (i.e. the mark you get for a test)? Or is this just informal language?? And high marks/grades in/for is correct?
 

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This usage of notes is BrE. In AmE we get marks, never notes.
 

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It's not BrE. We also get marks, not notes.
 

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My apologies. I had misread the thread and thought that someone had endorsed the use of notes as a synonym for marks.
 

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It's not BrE- it sounds like a translation of the term used in some Latin languages.
 

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It's not BrE- it sounds like a translation of the term used in some Latin languages.
Note is used in German.
 
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