GTC Scotland

The General Teaching Council for Scotland

A unique results day

Around 138,000 candidates from across Scotland have today received their SQA qualifications results.

It is the first time in over 130 years, that exams in Scotland have been  cancelled; the academic session 2019–20 will forever be associated with the Covid-19-related disruption that has engulfed not just the Scottish education system but the world as a whole.

Commenting on this unique results day, GTC Scotland Chief Executive and Registrar, Kenneth Muir said, “I commend the commitment and resilience of the Scottish teaching profession and pupils who have experienced an unprecedented upheaval to this year’s exam diet.

“Education professionals across the country have demonstrated their professionalism and ingenuity in maintaining the delivery of meaningful learning and teaching in the most challenging of circumstances. They have also taken on a considerable amount of additional work to comply with the SQA’s amended arrangements for assessing candidate performance this year.

“I believe that teachers are genuine heroes in the way they have responded during lockdown and for the dedication they have shown towards our young people.”

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Further support

Skills Development Scotland’s Results Helpline will be open from 8am on Tuesday 4 August for young people and parents looking for advice, information and guidance in relation to results and career opportunities.

Call 0808 100 8000 to speak to an adviser or visit for more information and resources.

Helpline opening times:
Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 August, 8am - 8pm
Thursday 6 - Wednesday 12 August, 9am - 5pm