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Exam results 2018

Published Tuesday, 07 August 2018

Skills Development Scotland's Jen Whelan at the Exam Results Helpline

Pupils all over the country are getting their exam results today (Tuesday 7 August).

How candidates receive their results and certificates

Candidates will get their certificates by first class post on Tuesday 7 August 2018. Additionally, candidates who have signed up to MySQA will receive an email or text, notifying them of their results.
Young people are encouraged to seek advice in the first instance from their own school. But the following channels of advice and guidance are also available.

Tony McDaid, Executive Director of Education, said: “This is an exciting time of the year for young people and their families as they receive their exam results from the SQA. I offer my congratulations to all this year’s candidates on their achievements.

“The results show that young people in South Lanarkshire, by the time they leave S6, are achieving better qualifications than ever. This is testament to the hard work of the pupils and their teachers and the levels of support provided by parents and carers and clearly demonstrates that our young people have high ambitions and are achieving success.

“Exam results are important but they need to be considered in the context of the development of a range of skills and competencies as these are also important factors in enabling young people to enter the world of work or to move into further or higher education.

“While the majority will receive the grades they were hoping for we should also remember that even if there has been some disappointment, there is always support and guidance on hand to help everyone build on their achievements in a positive way.”

Advice and guidance

The following advice and helplines will operate to support candidates with their queries around the time of ‘results day’.

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Candidate Advice Line
The SQA Candidate Advice Line will give general information to candidates and answer any questions they have about how their Scottish Qualifications Certificate is laid out. The Candidate Advice Line staff will, however, advise candidates to raise all results enquiries directly with their own school or college. Candidate Advice Line operators will have no access to candidates’ results.
Phone: 0345 279 1000
Candidates can also seek general information from the SQA website.

SDS Exam Results Helpline
Skills Development Scotland provides a free Exam Results Helpline, offering candidates expert and impartial career advice and information. The service will be available from 7 August until 15 August 2018. Phone: 0808 100 8000 between:

  • 7 and 8 August 2018: 8am to 8pm
  • 9–15 August 2018: 9am to 5pm

For more information, please visit the Skills Development Scotland website.