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 – 8 August 2017.

Priority marking review requests must be submitted by 18 August 2017.

Marking review and clerical check requests must be submitted by 29 August 2017.

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 at the end of November 2017. Revised results will also be updated on MySQA at the end of November 2017.