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Exam Results in Scotland


High School pupils in Scotland get their exam results.

Pupils in Scotland have been back to high school for the first time in a few months to collect their exam results today. This year was the first year that the exams were cancelled in their history.

The results were worked out by teachers grading their pupils and evaluating the work they had done in the school year. These results needed to be moderated nationally by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), Some believe that this has led to pupils getting much lower grades than they were expecting. The SQA responded to this by saying that the moderation ensured ‘fairness to all learners’. It is believed that as many as 124,000 pupils have been downgraded.


Many students disappointed with their grades have been advised by their teachers to appeal to the SQA. Several students have been downgraded by full grades despite achieving higher grades in mock examinations.

It appears that there is some confusion about how the grades were moderated and how pupils can appeal however is has been confirmed that the appeals fee has been waived this year and that all appeals should be dealt with by 14th August 2020.

Contact Details

You can contact the SQA candidate advice line on 0345 279 1000.

You can also call ChildLine on 0800 1111.

Advice can also be found on the My World Of Work website.

You can also join our FREE forum for advice and support here.

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