Advice for pupils on appeals process

Students sitting in a traditional exam hall
Students sitting in a traditional exam hall

Advice has been issued for pupils who wish to appeal against their assessment results from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

Students should have received provisional grades on 25 June and have until 12 August to register that they wish to appeal those.

Results certificates are due to arrive on 10 August, and this is when the appeals process will start.

Priority will be given to pupils who need their results to take up a place at university or college, or for a training scheme.

If a student wishes to appeal after receiving their results certificate, they can ask a teacher to submit an appeal to the SQA. The school can do this until 24 August for priority appeals and until 27 August for all other submissions.

The results of priority appeals will be sent to schools by 8 September. No date has been set for the results of other appeals.

For more information on how to appeal, download Enquire’s Key Facts document (PDF).

Enquire also has information on the appeals process and disability discrimination (PDF).

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