The Wait is Over – 8 August Is Exam Results Day

Today Tuesday 8 August 2017 is the day that 139,000 pupils throughout Dumfries and Galloway will receive their exam results.

In a joint statement, Councillor Jeff Leaver, chairman of the Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning committee, and Councillor Ros Surtees, vice-chair, said: “Across Dumfries and Galloway schools, 3,280 young people sat national qualifications in a wide range of subjects and different levels. Results released today indicate an ongoing trend of positive achievement over a 5 year period at all levels, National 3 to Advanced Higher.
“Attainment in the senior phase is now looked at over a three year period with achievement at point of exit being a key performance indicator. This year’s results show a positive with 31% of young people leaving school with five or more Highers by the end of S6. This achievement, along with our Youth Guarantee, where our highest ever percentage of young people moved to work, further or higher education, highlights the positive learning environment Dumfries and Galloway schools provide.
“Young people, parents and staff should be congratulated for the hard work and commitment these results reflect.”

Don’t panic if you’ve no got what you’d hoped for!

It is, of course, important to remember that not all pupils achieve their ambitions or hoped for results. If this is the case, don’t panic: Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) Exam Results Helpline will open on Tuesday 8 August, t: 0808 100 8000. It will be open from 8am [0800] until 8pm [2000] on 8 and 9 August and from 9am [0900] until 5pm [1700] from 10 until 16 August.

This is the 25th year of the helpline, which offers advice, information and support for young people and their parents.

Qualified careers advisers will be on hand to help young people who may not have received the results they were hoping for and those who have done better than anticipated.

Skilled professionals have unique access to information on UCAS course vacancies at UK colleges and universities, Confirmation and Clearing, advice about Modern and Foundation Apprenticeships and employment or volunteering.

SDS also has a network of local centres, see www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk for locations and opening hours.

Post-results information for pupils and parents is also available at www.myworldofwork.co.uk

Information about Modern Apprenticeships and Foundation Apprenticeships is at www.apprenticeships.scot

Students can also access help, advice and support on the SDS Facebook page which has practical help and links to UCAS, SAAS, Young Scot and the SQA.

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