You can find your SCN on a previous SQA certificate. If you don’t have an SQA certificate, speak to your school/college, call us on 0345 279 1000, or complete our Candidate Enquiry Form
Information for learners
After receiving your results, if you think any of your grades don’t seem right, you may be able to appeal.
If your final grade is lower than the estimate your school, college or training provider submitted to us before the exam, you may be able to make an appeal directly to SQA, or through your school, college or training provider. You should always discuss the discrepancy between your estimated grade and your final grade with your teachers/lecturers or centre staff to determine whether the estimated grade and supporting evidence support an appeals request.
Estimates form a significant part of the eligibility criteria to appeal. Therefore, it is important that you are aware of your estimate and understand how this was decided.
If you have any questions about any of your estimates, it is important that you talk to your teachers and/or lecturers as soon as possible.
If your appeal request is accepted, SQA will carry out a clerical check of your exam script and assignments. SQA appointees – practising teachers and lecturers – will also review the assessment evidence that your school, college or training provider sends to us to decide your final grade. The final grade might be different to the estimate that your school, college or training provider sends us. In this case, you will be awarded the higher of the two grades based on the two sources of evidence.
An appeal can be prioritised if you have a conditional place at university or college, or in training or employment that depends on your grade. Please confirm with your school, college or training provider if you have a conditional offer as all priority appeals must be validated by your centre.