Examination Exceptional Circumstances Consideration Service 2022

The Examination Exceptional Circumstances Consideration Service (EECCS) supports learners who are either:

It is available for all exams that appear in the exam timetable.

The service will open on 26 April 2022 and the closing date is 10 working days after the exam for which the request is being made.

There is no charge for this service.

Only schools, colleges and training providers may submit requests. We are unable to accept requests from learners or parents/carers. Learners who believe they are eligible for this service should contact their school, college or training provider.

Who is eligible for the service?

Learners are eligible for EECCS consideration if:

The service is not available to learners who complete the exam, even if they feel they have underperformed due to a personal circumstance beyond their control. Learners who have underperformed relative to their estimate will be eligible for the 2022 appeals service.

Appointees looking at the request will not be made aware of the reason for the EECCS request. Awards will be based on evidence of attainment only.

Results will be issued on results day, Tuesday 9 August 2022.

We have produced general information about the Examination Exceptional Circumstances Consideration Service for 2022 (302 KB).

Impact assessments

SQA has produced an Equalities Impact Assessment and a Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment that summarise the evidence SQA considered during the development of the EECCS.

Your questions answered

View answers to frequently asked questions on the 2022 Examination Exceptional Circumstances Consideration Service.