Scottish exam results released and UCAS clearing starts in earnest
Students in Scotland receive their exam results today, with a record number passing their Higher exams. Dr Janet Brown, chief executive of the SQA, said: "The increased number of qualifications achieved by candidates not only reflects their hard work and commitment, but also the value they place on qualifications, particularly in this difficult economic climate."
Some 160,000 Scottish students are awaiting their results today, for Highers, Advanced Highers and Standard Grades; and 182 Scottish students also sat the Scottish Baccalaureate exam this year.
Mike Russell, the Education Secretary, said that every 16 to 19-year-old is guaranteed a place in education or training through the Opportunities for All initiative.
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Congratulations to all those students who have attained the required grades and have their university place; good luck to those unsure of what to do, or entering clearing. There is plenty of advice available:
- The exam results helpline is now open and runs until 15 August. Whatever advice you need, call them on 0808 100 8000. You can also visit their website or see them on Facebook.
- The UCAS helpline number is open on 0871 468 0468 or visit their website for advice and Scottish clearing vacancies.
- The Complete University Guide offers advice on UCAS Clearing, as well as FAQs, Results Day and What if I just miss my grades?