I can't remember. Are you sure that your syllabus aligns with Level 1? It's a fuckload of material.Also, the exam is the beginning of June and I'm not sure what the cut off date is to sign up. If you miss that, you're stuck till December in which case, good bye educational gainz.
The 973 is the more formal but I've worn my black jumper boots with suits before and they didn't look out of place at all.I plan on wearing my brown jumpers with flannels, etc so I don't think the scotchgrain will be out of place. Also, the scotchgrain looks less rugged in the dark brown.