Your Results FAQs Answered

Getting your results might bring about some questions and you are not sure where to get the answer. Well, we've got the answers to some of the big ones below.

How will I get my results?

You will receive your results by post on Tuesday the 9th of August 2022.

You can also access your results via MySQA if you've already signed up.

Your school will also receive your results, so if for any reason you don't get your results on 9th August, contact your school. 

You can sign up to My SQA in order to receive your results by text or email for next year from 10th August

What if I'm not happy with my results?

If you think the result that you are awarded isn't right, you may be able to appeal.

For 2022 results, the SQA are setting up a free and direct appeals process for anyone who wishes to appeal a grade. Grades can be appealed on the following grounds:

  • Your estimate must be higher than the grade shown on your certificate
  • Your school, college or training provider must have submitted an estimate to SQA for the subject and level you are appealing
  • You must have taken and/or submitted all SQA coursework and formal assessments, including exams.
  • Your course must include at least one assessment that is marked by SQA

You can use the SQA appeals decision tree to understand if you're able to appeal your results.

The appeals service opens at 9am on 9th August. You can submit an appeal yourself or ask your school, college or training provider to submit an appeal for you. 

More information about the appeals process is available  on the SQA website

SQA support

More support

If you didn’t get the results you expected, you can also speak to a Skills Development Scotland advisor about your options. Whether that be college or university, taking on an apprenticeship, getting work experience or going straight into employment.

How do I go through Clearing?

If you haven't accepted any offers for university or college, you can use Clearing to find a course that's right for you. Universities and colleges use it to fill any places they still have on their courses. 

It is open between 5th July and 18th October and you can sign in to UCAS to use the service.

The UCAS search function will help you look for a course with a space you want to apply for.

You can use Clearing if:

  • you’re applying after 30th June
  • you didn’t receive any offers (or none you wanted to accept)
  • you didn’t meet the conditions of your offers
  • you've paid the multiple-choice application fee of £26.50
  • you’ve declined your firm place using the ‘decline my place’ button in Track

UCAS has more information you will need about what clearing is and what you need to do to apply for a course through it.

Check out all our info, advice and handy hints to help you on Results Day and beyond.