The National Parent Forum of Scotland is delighted to comment on today’s exam results.
Chair, Joanna Murphy said: “This is a fantastic achievement for all our learners, and we congratulate them on their hard work over this past year. These excellent results are the outcome of a great deal of hard work, which demonstrates what can be achieved when parents, pupils and schools work together in partnership.
“The NPFS is sure that this success will be consolidated as National Levels 4,5,6 and 7 become more deeply embedded. The Forum will continue to support parents to have their voices heard and listened to throughout the whole “closing the gap” discussion. We believe that this is the best way to help our young people achieve their full potential.
“It is also important to remember that today is not just about exam results. We need to recognise and celebrate the breadth of young people’s achievements. Our young people need to feel supported on their journey to the next stage, whether they are staying on at school or moving on to work, further or higher education or a training place.
“As a parent nervously awaiting my daughter’s exam results, I can understand how many parents are feeling just now. But remember no matter what today’s results bring there are always options…
There are plenty of helpful sources available for parents and their children. Have a look on our website for helpful links www.parentforumscotland.org.uk”
If you need to talk to someone about the certificates or wish to discuss options then SDS or the SQA can help.
Skills Development Scotland has a free helpline offering advice, information and support for young people and their parents, open from 8am to 8pm on 9 and 10 August and from 9am to 5pm until 17 August. The number to call is 0808 100 8000.
Helpful information from the SQA can be found here: http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/65952.html The SQA Exam Results Helpline number is on the exam certificates.
Your school is your main source of help with questions about next steps, so contact them for advice.