Free exam re­sults helpline

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket -

Young peo­ple ex­pect­ing exam re­sults next week have a helpline that of­fers ad­vice and sup­port to those un­sure about the next step.

The Skills Devel­op­ment Scot­land helpline will be open from 8am on Au­gust 9, when Higher and Ad­vanced Higher re­sults are due.

Help is avail­able from ca­reer ad­vis­ers with ac­cess to in­for­ma­tion on course va­can­cies at UK col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties, con­fir­ma­tion and clear­ing, ad­vice about mod­ern or foun­da­tion ap­pren­tice­ships or em­ploy­ment.

Ca­reers coach Tracey Gray, who works at Stonelaw High School, said: “Some peo­ple might not get the re­sults they hoped for or may have done bet­ter than they an­tic­i­pated.

“It is vi­tal that young peo­ple and their par­ents don’t panic. The helpline is there to give sup­port and in­for­ma­tion about all the dif­fer­ent op­tions young peo­ple can con­sider.”

The helpline num­ber is 0808 100 8000 and it will be open from 8am to 8pm on Au­gust 9 and 10 and from 9am to 5pm un­til Au­gust 17.

Stu­dents ex­pect­ing re­sults for higher and ad­vanced higher ex­ams this sum­mer are also be­ing asked to en­sure they have ac­ti­vated their MySQA ac­count.

The on­line por­tal is de­signed to give peo­ple quick and easy ac­cess to their re­sults, but stu­dents will only re­ceive a text or email no­ti­fi­ca­tion when they are reg­is­tered.

When regis­tra­tion is com­plete pupils should then make sure their email and mo­bile num­ber is cor­rect.

Stu­dents who have done this but still do not have their re­sults should con­tact SQA straight away on 0345 279 1000.

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