Your guide to SQA results day

This article was last updated on 30 July 2020.

Result day in Scotland is on 4 August 2020. If you're worried, confused or have more questions than an exam paper, Bitesize is here to help.

For urgent advice on next steps, Skills Development Scotland advisers are on standby at 0808 100 8000 from 8 am on 4 August 2020.

What happens on SQA results day?

What will I receive and how?

If you successfully signed up for and activated a MySQA account earlier this summer, you will receive your results by text or email on 4 August 2020, from 8am onwards.

If you’ve signed up for MySQA in the past, you will still receive your results by text and/or email.

Whether you signed up for MySQA or not, you will receive a copy of your Scottish Qualifications Certificate through the post on Tuesday, 4 August.

Your certificate includes a covering letter, a commemorative certificate, a summary of all attainment, a detailed record of this year’s attainment, and a Core Skills and SCQF profile, which explains the level of your qualifications. Visit the SQA website for more information.

I haven't received my results! What should I do?

If you haven’t received your results by text, email or post, don’t panic!

Contact your school or college and they'll be able to help.

If there’s anything missing or wrong with your certificate, call the SQA Candidate Advice line on 0345 279 1000 (between Tuesday, 4 August and Friday, 7 August 2020).

I'm unsure about what I want to do next - help!

Skills Development Scotland’s Results Helpline will be offering free, impartial advice on anything to do with your results and your future.

You can call them on 0808 100 8000, or chat with the advisers through social media, on the My World of Work Facebook page or @mywowscotland on Twitter.

SDS advisers can give you lots of information on your options and next steps, such as course vacancies at UK colleges and universities, Confirmation and Clearing, Modern, Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships and jobs or volunteering.

My World Of Work also has lots of handy advice, covering everything from what different career paths involve and how best to get started, to college applications and advice for parents.

Got your results...what happens next?

Next steps: Staying on at school
Next steps: Apprenticeships
Next steps: University