Exam result help on hand for Aberdeenshire pupils

There will be help on hand for anxious teenagers when they receive their exam results in August.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will operate an Exams Helpline from the beginning of August, as 147,000 pupils across Scotland receive their Higher and National 4 and 5 qualification results on Tuesday, August 4.

The Skills Development Scotland (SDS) free helpline will offer advice, information and support for young people and their parents, whether their results are not what they had hoped or better than anticipated.

The helpline, now in its 23rd year, will be open from 8am until 8pm on 4 and 5 August and from 9am until 5pm daily until 12 August. The number to call is 0808 100 8000.

SDS advisers will be on hand to offer callers unique access to information on UCAS course vacancies at college and universities across the UK, Confirmation and Clearing, advice about Modern Apprenticeships, employment and training opportunities.

There is also post-results information for pupils and parents on SDS’s My World of Work web service. Students can also access help, advice and support via SDS’s Facebook page which has practical help and links to UCAS, SAAS, Young Scot and the SQA.

SDS Operations Director Danny Logue said: “This can be a difficult time for some young people and their parents, but our advice is not to panic because there are lots of options they can consider. ”