From the school calendar you will know that our prelim examinations begin on Thursday 30 January and finish on Friday 14 February, in total a period of nine school days. These examinations will be held under conditions which approximate closely to those of the SQA examination diet of May/June. Teachers will take account of pupils’ performances in these examinations when submitting estimate grades to the SQA in April 2014. Please note that from 2014 there is no longer an examination appeals service, but if a candidate is absent for a very serious reason, we can submit evidence on his/her behalf. click further information.