Post-results Services

If a school or college has concerns about a candidate’s grade for National 5, Higher or Advanced Higher qualifications, they can request a clerical check or marking review.

Who is eligible for the service?

Candidates are eligible if their final grade is based on materials marked by SQA.

The final decision on whether to submit a Post-results Services request lies with the Head Teacher or Principal. We can’t accept requests from candidates or parents/carers.

What is a clerical check?

A clerical check makes sure that:

What is a marking review?

A marking review makes sure that:

A priority marking review can be requested if the candidate requires a result to secure a conditional place at university or college.

When must schools and colleges submit requests?

The service opens on results day – 4 August 2020.

Priority marking review requests must be submitted by 14 August 2020.

Marking review and clerical check requests must be submitted by 25 August 2020.

How and when are results issued?

Results for Post-results Services requests will be sent electronically to the school or college who submitted the request on the following dates:

Results for priority marking reviews will also be sent to the university or college contact provided at the time of the request.

Any revised certificates will be posted to candidates in mid-November 2019. Revised results will also be updated on MySQA in 2020.

Can material that is subject to a Post-results Services request be returned?

Material which is subject to a Post-results Services request must be retained by SQA for at least 12 months from the date of certification before it can be returned to centres. This is to enable any subsequent enquiries or complaints to be dealt with efficiently.