Your exams

What you need to know...

If you’ve taken SQA exams before, you’ll know what to expect, but if this is your first time, don’t worry, stay calm, and do your best. The exams are held to find out how well you’ve learned the subjects you’ve been studying, and how well you can apply the knowledge and skills you’ve gathered.

Be as well prepared for each exam as you can be. If you do your best before and during the exams, no-one can ask more of you. Good luck!

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Preparing for your exams

Make sure you know which exams you’re sitting, where they’re going to be held, the equipment you will need, and your SCN. 

Preparing for your exams

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Exam Timetable

Download your Exam Timetable. Plus, create your own study plan using our MyStudyPlan application.

Exam Timetable

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Your Conduct

Improper conduct causing a disturbance during the exam will be reported and investigated. Also, read about ownership and copyright of exam material.

Your Conduct

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During your exams

Read about what you can and cannot take into the exam hall, the invigilators and what to do if you need to leave the exam. 

During your exams

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Your results

You will receive your Scottish Qualifications Certificate (SQC) by First Class mail on Tuesday 9 August. Prepare yourself for the big day and find out what happens.

Your results

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Results Services

Results Services are to help candidates who could not sit an exam or who experienced exceptional circumstances. They are also for candidates whose school or college is concerned about their results.

Results Services

FAQs

If you have any questions please visit our Learner FAQs

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