SQA Post Results Service

SQA Post Results Service

If a school or college has concerns about a candidate’s grade for National 5, Higher or Advanced Higher qualifications, they can request a clerical check or marking review.

Who is eligible for the service?

Candidates are eligible if their final grade is based on materials marked by SQA.

The final decision on whether to submit a Post-results Services request lies with the Head Teacher. The SQA cannot accept requests from individual candidates.

The school will review any requests and a decision whether to submit a request will be based on a criteria which looks at the estimate submitted, the performance across the year and that of the cohort.  A full copy of the criteria is available in the documents tab.

The outcomes of decisions on whether to submit a review to the SQA will be given in writing and if you disagree with this decision you may appeal this. The school requires candidates (and parents) to sign a tear-slip, giving the school permission to submit a request to the SQA.

What is a clerical check?

A clerical check makes sure that:

• all parts of the materials have been marked
• the marks given for each answer have been totalled correctly

What is a marking review?

A marking review makes sure that:

• all parts of the materials have been marked
• the marking is in line with the national standard
• the marks given for each answer have been totalled correctly
• the correct result has been entered

A priority marking review can be requested if the candidate requires a result to secure a conditional place at university or college if the candidate meet the criteria.

Key Dates for Session 2018/19

The service opens on results day – 6th August 2019.

Priority marking review requests must be submitted by 16th August 2019.

Marking review and clerical check requests must be submitted by 27th August 2019.

How and when are results issued?

Results for Post-results Services requests will be sent electronically to the school or college who submitted the request on the following dates:

• 28 August 2019 – for priority marking review results
• 27 September 2019 – for marking review and clerical check results

Results for priority marking reviews will also be sent to the university or college contact provided at the time of the request.

Please note that results may remain unchanged, go up or go down. Candidates should give careful consideration about submitting a review request.

Any revised certificates will be posted to candidates at the end of November 2019. Revised results will also be updated on MySQA at the end of November 2019.

Please see Mr McFadzean directly if you require any additional information or would like the school to consider submitting a review request.

Further Information about SQA Results Services can be found of the SQA website on their Post Results page.

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