This blog gives an overview of what to expect on Results Day, and answers questions about what your options are once you receive your results.
On Tuesday 9 August, thousands of young people across Scotland will receive the results for their Nationals, Highers, Advanced Highers, National Progression Awards, Skills for Work Awards, National Certificates and Awards.
These results and will allow you to take the next step on your learning journey; either continuing at school, moving on to college or university, or entering employment or a workplace-based training programme.
GETTING YOUR RESULTS
When is Results Day and how will I receive my results?
Results Day is Tuesday 9 August 2022. You will receive a copy of your Scottish Qualifications Certificate delivered by first-class post to your home address. If you have signed up for MySQA, you will also receive your results via text and/or email from 8am onwards that morning.
I haven’t received my results certificate in the post — how can I get it?
If your post has been delivered and you haven’t received your certificate, contact your school, college or training provider immediately. They will be able to tell you your results and will work with us to find out what has happened to your certificate.
If you registered for and activated a MySQA account, you will receive your results by text and/or email from 8am onwards.
My MySQA text and/or email hasn’t arrived – what should I do?
Please remember that text messages and emails are sent from 8am onwards. Delivery times can vary depending on your service provider and there are a lot to be issued, so you might not receive them until later that day. You should also check your spam or junk folder in case your email goes in there.
Everyone will receive their results certificate by post on Tuesday 9 August. If your post has been delivered and you don’t receive your certificate, please contact your school, college or training provider who will be able to help you.
ABOUT YOUR RESULTS
Who should I contact if I have questions about my results?
If you have any questions about your results, or if there are results missing from your certificate that you are expecting to see, you should contact your school, college or training provider in the first instance.
What should I do if I don’t agree with the results I got?
Our Appeals 2022 booklet tells you what you need to know about the free appeals service for National 5, Higher, and Advanced Higher qualifications in 2022.
You can appeal your grade directly through SQA if your final result is lower than the grade your school, college or training provider expected. While the final decision is yours, we would encourage anyone considering submitting an appeal to discuss their decision with staff at their school or college first.
The appeals service will open on Tuesday 9 August at 9 am, the same day that certificates are delivered. The service can be accessed directly on our website and will detail exactly what information is required to submit an appeal. Appeals must be submitted by Tuesday 16 August at 11.59pm for priority appeals and by Tuesday 30 August at 11.59pm for all other appeals.
YOUR SCOTTISH QUALIFICATIONS CERTIFICATE
Who do I contact if I have questions about my certificate?
You can find out what the information on your certificate means, and what else is inside your envelope, on our website.
Alternatively, you can contact SQA’s Candidate Advice Line on 0345 279 1000. The helpline runs from 8am – 6pm on Tuesday 9 August, and Wednesday 10 August to Tuesday 16 August (excluding weekends) from 8:30am to 5pm.
Who do I contact if there is an error on my certificate?
If there is an error on your certificate, such as your name has been spelled incorrectly, your school, college or training provider can request a new one for you.
If you’re missing results, or there are results listed that you weren’t expecting to see, contact your school, college or training provider. SQA will only send you an updated certificate once your school, college or training provider sends us the necessary information.
Why is there no grade on my certificate for my course?
Courses at National 5, Higher, and Advanced Higher are graded A-D. All other courses and awards are graded as pass or fail.
Ask your school, college or training provider which level you were entered for. If you’re missing a Skills for Work course, remember these courses are not graded — the units that make up the course are assessed as pass or fail.
If your certificate is missing a grade for a National 5, Higher or Advanced Higher course, you have not achieved a grade A-D.
If you’re missing results, or there are results listed that you weren’t expecting to see, speak to your teachers or lecturers when you return to school, college or training.
What is the SCQF Profile?
Along with your SQA certificate, you get a sheet which includes your SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) Profile – there is more information about the SCQF on our blog
Knowing a bit about the SCQF will help you to make sense of your exam certificate, and can help you plan your next steps, particularly if you didn’t receive the results you hoped for and need to change your plans. More information can be found on the SCQF website.
TAKING YOUR NEXT STEPS
Where can I find advice about a college/university place?
If you did better than you expected, or you didn’t get the results you were hoping for, the Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) will be happy to speak to you and give you some guidance on what to do next. Visit their website.
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Advisors can provide you with information on course vacancies at UK colleges and universities as well as on confirmation and clearing. The SDS Results Helpline is available from 8am on Results Day, Tuesday 9 August and will run until Wednesday 17 August. The number is 0808 100 8000.
Where can I find careers advice, including information about Apprenticeships?
The Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Results Helpline is available from 8am on Results Day, Tuesday 9 August and will run until Wednesday 17 August.
SDS advisers can tell you about Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships, jobs, volunteering or staying on at school.
Call the helpline on 0808 100 8000.
SUMMARY OF RESULTS DAY SUPPORT
Questions about your results:
- Contact your school, college or training provider in the first instance. If you have problems receiving your results on Tuesday 9 August, your school, college or training provider will be able to tell you your results.
Questions about your certificate:
- Contact SQA’s Candidate Advice Line on 0345 279 1000. The helpline runs from 8am – 6pm on Tuesday 9 August, and Wednesday 10 August to Tuesday 16 August (excluding weekends) from 8:30am to 5pm.
Questions about college/university applications:
- Contact the Results Helpline ran by Skills Development Scotland on 0808 100 8000 who can direct you as needed. The helpline will be open from 8am to 8pm Tuesday 9 and 10 August. It will then be open from 9am to 5pm from Thursday 11 to Wednesday 17 August (excluding weekends).
Questions about further education opportunities and careers:
- Contact Skills Development Scotland on 0808 100 8000. The helpline runs from 8am on Results Day, Tuesday 9 August and will run until Wednesday 17August.
Support for your mental health and wellbeing
- Our support and resources webpage contains information to assist you as you plan your next steps, including links to organisations which are on hand to support your mental health and wellbeing. Our recent blog also has some great tips on what support is available to you.