SQA Results Day 2019

On SQA results day - 6th August 2019

If you’re one of the 133,000 candidates across Scotland receiving your results today this page has some helpful answers to common questions.

If you think of anything not on here, drop us a message on the results day forum!

How do I get my results?

On SQA results day, if you’ve signed up for MySQA you’ll be able to access your results from 8am and you’ll receive your certificate today too. If you haven’t been able to access your results or haven’t received your certificate the official SQA advice s to call your school/college and they an inform you f your results.

Unsure what the information on your SQA results certificate means? Don’t worry the SQA have a guide to explain your certificate, you access it here.

There's something wrong/missing from my certificate, what should I do?

The official SQA advice is for you to contact your school/college directly. They will then contact SQA and raise the problem with them on your behalf.

Having said that SQA have a student advice helpline that is manned form 6th-8th August 2019:


How can I get my coursework returned to me?

For original work, you need to submit a request by 30th Sept 2019, you make a request using this link. Be aware that they do charge a fee for this. Any requests made after 30th Sept 2019 incur an additional charge.

What happens to my coursework?

If no request for return of coursework is made (see above), it is disposed of.

I'm worried about my results, who can I talk to?

Some people find speaking to family or friends can help. But if you’d rather speak to someone you don’t know, here are two awesome support helplines:

  • The SDS (Skills Development Scotland) helpline will be available from 8am to 8pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, and from 9am to 5pm weekdays from Thursday until Wednesday August 14. The number to call is 0808 100 8000.
  • NSPCC Scotland counsellors are ready to help any young people worried about their results via Childline’s free confidential helpline number on exam results day: 0800 11 11.

What was the overall trend for SQA results this year?

The Scottish Qualifications Authority has revealed the overall pass rates for courses and qualifications.

  • Higher passes at grades A-C down by two percentage points compared to last year.
  • Pass rates also fell among those who studied for National 2, National 3 and National 4 qualifications.
  • The pass rates rose among those who sat National 5 exams, from 77.4% last year to 78.2% in 2019.
  • Big rise in those receiving awards for vocational courses* from 33,931 in 2015 to 44,744 in 2019.

*National Progression Awards and National Certificates across all SCQF