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Scottish Exam Guides
SQA have information and resources to help students who are studying for National Qualification Courses and Highers. If you are sitting exams, be sure to make use of all the resources on offer — Past Papers, Study Guides, Apps for your phone and much more.
Most pupils should have had the opportunity to look through past papers supplied by school, but if this is not the case or you would like to see more papers you can look through all of the SQA past papers here. You can also create specific subject links here.
SQA also provide study guides, with useful advice to help you with issues such as :
Getting it right on exam day
Coping with stress
Creating a study plan
Help and Support
Effective Study Habits
Reading and Note Taking
The Exam timetable can be helpful for parents to see when their child's exam will take place and students may want to build a personal exam timetable,this allows students to construct their own timetable. There is a version of the builder available for mobile phones here.
Another useful resource is SQA's general exam guide. This new booklet tells you what to expect and what to do, and tells you how you will receive your results and your certificate.
Finally, make sure to check out the candidate portal 'My SQA' - where students can register to receive their exam results online or via text on results day and manage their qualifications portfolio though-out their careers.
Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
SQA is the national accreditation and awarding body in Scotland.
In our accreditation role, we accredit vocational qualifications that are offered across Scotland, including Scottish Vocational Qualifications and approve awarding bodies that wish to award them.
As an awarding body, we work with schools, colleges, universities, industry, and government, to provide high quality, flexible and relevant qualifications. We strive to ensure that our qualifications are inclusive and accessible to all, that they recognise the achievements of learners, and that they provide clear pathways to further learning or employment.