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SQA News 23 September 2021

2022 exam timetable

Further to our recent message about the assessment of National Qualifications in 2021-22, we will publish the 2022 exam timetable on SQA Connect by Monday 27 September at the latest.

The exam diet will start on Tuesday 26 April and finish on Wednesday 1 June 2022. Results day will be Tuesday 9 August 2022.

The 2022 exam diet will only take place if it is safe to do so and SQA is therefore continuing to monitor public health advice. Please note that this will be the only version of the exam timetable for 2022 as it already takes account of the modifications to course assessment.

In keeping with previous years, the 2022 timetable has been developed following significant consultation with teachers, local authorities, the Timetable Advisory Group (TAG) and subject specialists. This, along with our established design rules, has enabled us to ensure sufficient time is available to complete all marking and quality assurance procedures prior to certification.

The Scottish Government’s announcement of the additional public holiday for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the movement of the May Bank holiday brought a number of new challenges in creating the exam timetable. We are therefore grateful for the support we received from local authorities.

As a result of the above considerations, the 2022 timetable period has been reduced by two days.

We will also publish the timetable on our website next week at www.sqa.org.uk/timetable.