Summary of attainment
This part of the certificate summarises all the SQA Courses, Group Awards and stand-alone Units that you have achieved since 1994. So, it is a summary, or collection of all the SQA qualifications you have achieved so far – not just the ones you completed this current year. For this reason, it may be more than one page long, depending on how many qualifications you have.
Any qualifications you achieved before 1994 can be ordered as part of our Replacement Certificates service.
The Summary of attainment includes:
- a Qualification column – listing all the Courses and the levels you’ve achieved to date. These will be listed by qualification type - eg National Group Awards, National Courses, National Units
- a Grade column – showing the grade you achieved for the Course (A, B, C etc)
- a Date column – showing the month and year you achieved the Course/Unit
- an SCQF Level column– this shows how demanding the qualification is, measured against the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework.
About the results on your Summary & Detailed record of attainment
These two items show details about the qualifications you've achieved. There is some information on the back of these pages called 'About Your Results' which explains what you see on these pages will vary depending on the type of qualification. For example:
For Standard Grades
You will see the grade you have been awarded for the overall Course (eg Standard Grade English) and the individual Elements that make up that Course (eg Reading, Writing and Talking. Grades are awarded at three levels:
Grades 1 & 2 = Credit level
Grades 3 & 4 = General level
Grades 5 & 6 = Foundation level
Grade 7 = Course completed
For National Courses
National Courses include Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Higher and Advanced Higher qualifications. Grades for these are awarded at A, B, C and D.
If your school/college put you forward for one of these Courses, but you did not achieve an A, B, C or D, this will be highlighted to you in the dialogue box that we mentioned in the Letter section.
For some National Courses, Access 2, Access 3 and Skills for Work qualifications don’t have grades associated with them. If you have achieved any of these types of qualifications, they will be listed beside your other Courses or Standard Grades. If you only achieved some, but not all of the individual Units that are required for the full Course, you will see these listed in the National Units column. The result you got in your external assessment (exam) will also be listed here.
For National Group Awards
These types of qualifications are made up of groups of Units and/or Courses. They will be shown in the National Group Awards or Customised Group Awards section of your certificate. The Units and/or Courses that made up the Group Award will also be shown here. An award of Distinction can be achieved for Scottish Baccalaureates (these are an example of a National Group Award).
Only Units that you have passed/achieved will be shown on your Certificate. It will not list any Units that you have failed or didn’t complete.
For the Interdisciplinary Projects belonging to Scottish Baccalaureates and for Higher National Graded Units, you may be awarded an A, B or C grade. The results for these qualifications will be listed in the Grade column on both the Summary of attainment and the Detailed record of attainment sections of your certificate.
Hover over the certificate below to find out what each part means.
Summary of attainment up to August 2013
|National Group Awards
The Scottish Baccalaureate Science
Standard Grade Drama
Standard Grade French
Summary of all course achievements up to August 2013.
Summary of National Units achieved not contributing to a Course Award.
What does Qualification mean?
This column lists the title of the Qualification which you sat.
Date of certification.
Course grade achieved.
Date of certification.
Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Level.