Date Added - 26/07/11
Hundreds of young people across Moray are anxiously awaiting their exam results, which are due out next Thursday (Aug 4).
All students who sat SQA exams before the end of last term will get their results certificate by post, although many have registered online for MySQA to ensure they get their results by text or e-mail by 8am.
Only students who signed up by July 15 and activated their MySQA account by 5pm on July 22 will receive their results before the postman arrives.
For any student concerned about their results, the first point of contact is their school where senior staff or guidance teachers will be available to deal with inquiries.
The Scottish Qualifications Authority, which is responsible for the exam process in Scotland, has a very helpful website at www.sqa.org.uk where young people can get detailed information about courses, qualifications and the details on their award certificate.
A Moray Council spokesman said: “For those young people with conditional offers to go on to study at university or college, this is a particularly anxious time as they wait to see if their grades will allow them into their chosen course of study.
“All applications for places at UK universities and colleges are processed by UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. They have additional staff available to deal with the expected flood of inquiries.”
UCAS can be contacted by telephone on 0870 112 2211 or via their website www.ucas.com
For those youngsters looking for careers and employment advice, Careers Scotland staff will be on hand at the local office in Elgin where face-to-face advice is available. Careers Scotland also has a telephone helpline offering expert careers advice, on university and college vacancies and next step career options for students. The helpline number is 0808 100 8000.