Secondary pupils in Shetland receive SQA results 

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605 secondary pupils in Shetland will receive their grades today by text, email or post from the Scottish Qualifications Agency (SQA).

The awards include results for National, Higher and Advanced Higher qualifications taken by pupils in the Senior Phase, Secondary Four to Six.

For Graded Qualifications:

  • The A-C pass rate for Shetland, at National 5 is 82%.  In 2022, this figure was 86.6%.  The Scottish average this year is 78.8%.
  • The A-C pass rate for Shetland, at Higher is 76.7%.  In 2022, this figure was 79.5%.  The Scottish average this year is 77.1%.
  • The A-C pass rate for Shetland at Advanced Higher is 79.3%.  In 2022, this figure was 88.2%.  The Scottish average this year is 79.8%.

On non-graded qualifications:

  • National 4 Pass Rate is 84.5%.
  • National 3 pass rate is 80.8%.
  • There were two passes at National 2.

Pupils may appeal if any of their grades don’t seem right or if they have not performed as well as the school had expected.  Pupils can submit an appeal directly to the SQA but they are encouraged to speak to their school to determine whether the estimate and alternative assessment evidence can support an appeal.  
Advice is available on the Skills Development Scotland website or through the Results helpline 0808 100 8000.

Catherine Hughson, Vice Chair of the Council’s Education and Families Committee said, “I’d like to congratulate all the pupils on their achievements.  I would like to thank all the teachers, head teachers and support staff who have helped prepare our young people for exams this year and who have provided them with the health and wellbeing support to help them achieve their potential despite the weather and other disruptions during a critical time in their learning”. 

Published: 8th August 2023