SQA Exam Results 2019

As we enter the SQA results day, 6th August 2019, we would like to share some important information that may help alleviate some of the inevitable worries that you, as parents/guardians and students, will have on such an important day.

You can find the school’s specific advice below. You can also find the SQA’s live results 2019 page and all associated advice here:


As well as the Times Educational Supplement live page here:


Wick High School SQA Results 2019

Exam Results Day – Tuesday 6th August 2019

On Results Day:

If you have opted to receive their results by e-mail or text these will start arriving just after 8am.  Text messages will start arriving from 8am while emails may take slightly longer depending on which email platform candidates use – remember to check your spam folder!

If your text or email doesn’t come through straight away don’t panic and try to be patient as some may take slightly longer to arrive.

Post will be delivered at roughly the same time as you normally receive it – however there may be a slight delay as the postman might have a few more letters to deliver than normal.

All candidates will receive results by post, whether you opt in for texts and email or not.

Something missing?

If something is wrong or missing from your certificate, call the school on 01955 603333 and we will contact the SQA on your behalf.

Didn’t get the results you were expecting?

If your results aren’t as good as you hoped and you plan to return to school you may still be able to progress to do Highers – please phone us on 01955 603333 and your enquiry will be passed onto the relevant member of staff. 

If your Higher and Advanced Higher grades don’t quite meet the entry requirements for your conditional offer then you still have options.

You can: 

  • Accept your insurance offer
  • Apply for Clearing vacancies – if you are eligible it will show up on UCAS Track. Clearing allowed you to contact colleges and universities directly to discuss courses and whether they will consider your application. You can contact as many universities as you like and when you decide the one you want to take you enter the details in Track.
  • Skills Development Scotland have a free helpline on 0808 100 8000 if you need advice
  • Opt for something else such as an apprenticeship, gap year or job

If your results are better than predicted you can use UCAS Adjustment, which will allow you to apply for university courses with higher entry requirements that still have places.

SDS results helpline

SDS run an Exam Results Helpline on 0808 100 8000 to give you careers advice and help you decide what your next options are.  It will open on results day Tuesday 6 August at 8am.  

The helplines are open on weekdays:

Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 August, 8am-8pm
Thursday 8 to Wednesday 14 August, 9am-5pm