VIDEO: Pupils across the country receive their SQA exam results

IT’S the day many pupils have been eagerly anticipating or indeed dreading – exam results day.

Thousands of young people across the country will find how they’ve done in their National 4 and 5s, Highers and Advanced Highers earlier this summer.

While in the past it was an agonising wait for the results to drop through the letterbox, 59,000 of the 135,000 pupils will have already received their grades via text or email.

They were sent out from 8am onwards, with all pupils also receiving the postal version.

No matter what collection of letters appear on the SQA certificate, pupils are being urged to be proud of their achievements and prepare for a bright future ahead.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted this morning: “Wishing the best of luck to everyone waiting on exam results today.

“If you need any advice, the helpline will connect you to an expert careers adviser to talk through your options. And remember, whatever your results there’s a bright future for you!

Skills Development Scotland’s free helpline on 0808 100 8000 is available for anyone to talk through their options if they didn’t get what they expected.

It is open from 08:00 until 20:00 on Tuesday and Wednesday and then 09:00 until 17:00 from 9 to 15 August.

For many though, it is now time to look forward to progressing on to a higher level in some of their subjects, or indeed meeting the criteria required to get into the university of their choice.

I got into St Andrews! Touching moment Fife pupil achieves her dream on exam results day

by Craig Smith

The video above shows the touching moment a Fife pupil learns all of her hard work has paid off — as she achieves the exam grades she needs to follow her dream of studying at St Andrews University.

Kirkcaldy High School pupil Taylor Williams is one of around 135,000 pupils finding out their fate as exam results day arrives in Scotland.

Taylor Williams opens her exam results (DC Thomson)
Taylor, who has just left school after a busy sixth year, was delighted with her outcome.

“I got an A in Classical Studies, an A in English, a B in History and an A in Latin,” she said.

“I got the exact grades I needed because I needed three As and a B to get into geography at St Andrews University, so I got them and I’m really happy.”

Education executive director Carrie Lindsay wished everyone getting their results the very best.

“We’ve got over 9,000 young people opening their results today so we wish them all well,” she added.

“Congratulations to everyone for all their hard work.”

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VIDEO: Exam results day for pupils across the country