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Your Exams 2024

Exams let you demonstrate what you have learned. We understand you may be nervous or worried about sitting them later this year so we created Your Exams to help you prepare.

It tells you what you need to know and gives information and advice so that you can do your very best on the day of exams. Your Exams also contains rules you need to read and understand before exams start. These are in place to make sure exams are fair for everyone.

Remember to prepare, stay calm and do your best.

On the day 

Arriving for your exam

  • Make sure you know when and where your exam is taking place

  • Give yourself plenty of time to get there

  • Have your SCN with you

  • Be outside the exam room 10 minutes before the exam starts

If you're late, the teacher in charge will tell you if you can sit the exam.

How to find your Scottish Candidate Number (SCN)

Speak to your school, call us on 0345 279 1000, or complete our Candidate Enquiry Form.



Make sure you have the necessary exam supplies, such as pens.

Bring a bottle of water to keep you hydrated and focused. Ask your teacher/lecturer if you're unsure what you need.


You will get your results by post on Tuesday 6 August.

You can also get your results by text or email if you sign up to MySQA

Your school will also receive your results.

If you have applied to a university or college through UCAS, they will also receive your results.

If you don’t receive your certificate on results day, contact your school immediately. They can tell you your results and will work with us to find out what has happened to your certificate.

If you think there’s a mistake on your certificate, or something looks wrong, contact your school.

SQA Results Day 2024

Results day is Tuesday 6 August 2024

Your certificate arrives on 6 August and if you signed up for MySQA you'll get your results by text or email on 6 August too.

Find out what's in the envelope you receive on results day.


Results day support 

SQA candidate advice line: 0345 279 1000

Opening hours

  • Tue: 8am-6pm

  • Wed-Fri: 8.30am-5pm


SDS results helpline: 0808 100 8000

Talk to careers advisers who can offer help with post school options like college/university, apprenticeships, jobs and volunteering

Opening hours

  • Tue-Wed: 8am-6pm

  • Thu-Fri: 8.30am-5pm


Further and higher education

Information can be found from:


Your health and wellbeing

Receiving results can be an anxious time. If you’re feeling stressed, worried or overwhelmed, talking to a friend, family member, teacher or lecturer about how you’re feeling can be a good first step and make a big difference.

Read our Young Scot blog post with guidance and mental health tips.

Find lots of information to help you relax and support your friends on the Young Scot and YoungMinds websites.

There are several other organisations that you can talk to:


Support for learners

For support from our partners visit:

Your rights

Reach (part of Enquire) - offers accessible advice about your right to be supported and involved in decisions about your education.

My Rights, My Say - supporting children aged 12-15 with additional support needs to exercise their rights to be involved in decisions about their school support.​

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