Exam results advice

Pupils across Scotland are due to receive their exam results on Tuesday 9 August 2022.

If you have signed up and activated your personal account with the SQA, you can choose to receive your results by text and/or email via the MySQA website.

If you need help to understand your choices, we've listed a number of ways you can access support and advice.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS)

SDS provides detailed advice and support to help young people and their parents and carers, including information on:

  • course vacancies at UK colleges and universities
  • confirmation and clearing
  • foundation, modern and graduate apprenticeships and jobs
  • volunteering or staying on at school.

SDS results helpline: 0808 100 8000

The SDS Results Helpline goes live at 8am on results day, Tuesday 9 August. To speak to an expert adviser, phone 0808 100 8000.

If you'd prefer to speak to someone in person, you can visit an SDS centre to speak to an adviser about your results and next steps. Find your nearest one on the My World of Work website 

If you can't use a phone and need a different way to contact SDS, you can send them a direct message on Facebook. This may help if you:

  • are deaf, or have hearing loss
  • use British Sign Language (BSL)
  • have a speech, language or communication need
  • have difficulty using the telephone.

BSL users can also use Contact Scotland BSL. You can use their app to sign with an interpreter who will make the phone call for you or visit their website for more information.


Your school can also offer support direct.  Get in touch with your school as soon as possible if you feel that you may need to change a course or level.


Students can also access Skills Development Scotland's Facebook page which has answers to common problems as well as:

  • help on making the best career moves
  • practical tools and links to other relevant bodies such as UCAS, SAAS, Young Scot and the SQA.

My World of Work website

There is also a wealth of post-results information on the Skills Development Scotland My World of Work website. It's packed with advice, information and resources for both young people and their parents and carers.

Page last updated: 08/08/2022
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