Exam Results 2019
Today NPFS Chair Joanna Murphy said:
“We congratulate all of our learners on their hard work over this past year, which has culminated in these well earned results. These results show how hard our young people have been working. It also shows how well our schools prepare and support them and how committed they are to their future. Students and teachers have coped well with the changes to the curriculum and the exam structure over the past few years and we look forward now to a period of stability.”
“As a parent who was nervously awaiting my own child’s exam results, I understand what many parents are feeling at this moment. Although exam results are important, 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, exploring the many pathways that are available in academic education or elsewhere.”
“Whether you’ve had unexpected results or just want to talk over your choices we recommend the Skills Development Scotland helpline, where advisers can talk you through the wide range of options available to you. A calm conversation takes some of the heat out of the emotion of the day, and reminds young people that, no matter the results, there is always a next step.”
Your school is your main source of help with questions about next steps, so contact them for advice. Helpful information from the SQA can be found here: http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/65952.html The Exam Results Helpline number is on the exam certificate. The Skills Development Scotland helpline is open from 8am to 8pm on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th August, and from 9am to 5pm weekdays from Thursday 8th until Wednesday 14th August. The number to call is 0808 100 8000.
There are many other helpful resources available for parents and their children. Have a look on our website for useful links: www.parentforumscotland.org.uk.
*NOTES TO EDITORS*
The National Parent Forum of Scotland is a national body led by and for parents. Since its inception in 2009, it has undergone rapid development and is now an influential national and independent body, working on behalf of parents across Scotland to help every pre-school and school pupil maximise their potential.
The National Parent Forum of Scotland is comprised of one volunteer parent/carer representative from each of Scotland’s 32 local authority areas. Please visit www.parentforumscotland.org for more details.