Appeals 2022 decision tree

Once you've received your results, if any of your grades don't seem right or you did not perform as well as your school, college or training provider expected, you may be able to appeal. Before you submit an appeal, you should discuss your decision with your teacher, lecturer or another member of staff. They will be able to advise you if an appeal is in your best interests. However, the final decision is yours.

Please note the following subjects are not eligible for appeal:

  • National 5 Practical Electronics
  • National 5 Practical Metalworking
  • National 5 Practical Woodworking

Use our helpful tool below to find out if you are eligible and what to consider if you are thinking about submitting an appeal. If you are unsure about how to answer any of the questions, please refer to the learner information booklet (495 KB) or speak to your teacher or lecturer.

Is the estimate sent to SQA for the subject/level you wish to appeal higher than the grade shown on your certificate?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yes
 
No
 
 
 
 
 
 
You will not be able to submit an appeal as you do not meet the eligibility criteria.
 
 
 
 
 
Has your school, college or training provider submitted all SQA coursework and have you taken all formal assessments, including exams?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yes
 
No
 
 
 
 
 
 
You will not be able to submit an appeal as you do not meet the eligibility criteria.
 
 
 
 
 
Has your grade been awarded based on an Examination Exceptional Circumstances Consideration Service (EECCS) request submitted by your school, college or training provider?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yes
 
No
 
 
 
 
 
 
You will not be able to submit an appeal because your EECCS request already included a review of your alternative evidence. Please contact your school, college or training provider if you would like to appeal a grade awarded under EECCS.
 
 
 
 
 
Do you have a conditional offer for university, college or training, or an offer of employment that depends on your grade?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yes
 
No
 
 
 
 
 
 
If your school, college or training provider can validate this, you may be able to submit a priority appeal.
 
 
 
 
 
Do you understand that once you submit an appeal your grade can go up, stay the same or there is a very small chance that your grade could go down?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yes
 
No
 
 
 
 
 
 
Before you submit an appeal, you should discuss your decision with your teacher, lecturer or another member of staff to determine whether your estimate and alternative assessment evidence can support an appeal. They will be able to advise you if an appeal is in your best interests. However, the final decision is yours.
 
 
 
 
 
Would you like to submit an appeal directly to SQA or through your school, college or training provider?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Directly
 
School, college or training provider
 
 
 
 
 
Contact your teacher or lecturer to advise them of your decision.