Your Results 2015
You will receive your Scottish Qualifications Certificate (SQC) by first class mail on TUESDAY 4 AUGUST.
If you change your permanent home address, tell your school or college immediately. This will ensure that your SQC is delivered directly to your home, and avoids confusion or delays.
If you are going on to university or college, we will send your results to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) electronically.
If you are returning for the new session, we will send results information to your school or college so that there is plenty of time for teachers to plan next year’s timetables and give you career and course guidance.
If your SQC does not arrive on TUESDAY 4 AUGUST please contact your school or college immediately. The school or college will be able to confirm your results and liaise with us to find out what has happened to your SQC.
Why wait to receive your results?
MySQA is a web service that offers you secure and unique access to your results.
Don’t wait for your results envelope to drop through the mailbox. If you register by Monday 13th July you can choose to have your results sent by e-mail or text on TUESDAY 4 AUGUST. Even if you’re away from home, you won’t have to wait or get someone else to open your results for you. Find out how to activate your account at www.mysqa.info
Remember, National 4 Courses are awarded as either ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’ and have no overall grade. You will probably know the result from your teacher prior to the summer holidays and the text/e-mail you receive will simply confirm the result.
Sending texts and e-mails to everyone who is signed up to MySQA is a massive task. It is possible your text/e-mail will be received very early on the morning of 4 August. This is because we release results in batches and delivery is determined by your telephone/e-mail provider.
Recognising Positive Achievement
If you sit a National 5 Course and receive a ‘No Award’ then as part of Recognising Positive Achievement arrangements you may be awarded the Course at National 4. If you meet the Unit requirements, a National 4 Course award will show on your certificate. Please contact your school or college if you have any questions about what appears on your certificate.
All pupils entering S5 in August are advised to choose their 5 best subjects where their attainment is highest to ensure maximum success in S5. S5 pupils should avoid ‘crashing’ subjects where possible. Where places in classes are limited, priority, in most cases, will be given to those who have experience in the subject in S4.
Any pupil who wishes to discuss course choice for next session, following the publication of SQA results should phone the school office on the morning of Monday 10th August (10am – 12 noon) to speak to a senior member of staff about whether or not this can be accommodated.
As a result of ‘free-choice’ introduced recently over 94% of pupils in our new S5 and S6 managed to get all of their first-choice subjects next session. This means that, following a robust process of interviews pupils are already coursed to do their strongest subjects so changes to these original choices are expected to be minimal and will only be possible in exceptional circumstances.
SQA no longer operate an Appeals process but have introduced only a basic service of clerical checks and marker reviews for use in exceptional circumstances only. This means that the school is no longer able to appeal for pupils who have under-performed in exams by sending samples of their work. For further information please click on the link below:
Good luck to all of our SQA exam candidates. We wish them all the very best for 4th August.