Pupils in S4 to S6 will be put forward for a range of SQA qualifications dependant on their subject choices.

National 2 to National 4 qualifications are based on unit assessments, National 5 qualifications traditionally include a final exam in May, however some are now based on unit assessments due to the practical nature of the qualification. Highers and Advanced Highers are mainly sat by pupils in S5 and S6 with some subjects also offering baccalaureate qualifications.

In addition to traditional national qualifications, young people can study some alternative qualifications such as Design, Engineer, Construct and Foundation Apprenticeships. 

You can find out more information about the qualifications offered by each subject on our Pathways section of the website here

To help young people prepare for their exams, a wealth of information is available for pupils, their families and staff members on the SQA website.


The 2022 SQA exam diet begins on Tuesday 26 April and finishes on Wednesday 1 June and will only take place if it is safe to do so. The SQA will continue to monitor public health advice. You can find the full timetable of exams on the SQA website.


Results day is on 9 August 2022. 

Useful Links 

Assembly Exam Presentation 14 April 2022

SQA Update: National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher assessments 2021-22 - 30 September 2021

SQA Update: Assessment of National Qualifications in 2021-22 - 18 August 2021