Exam results help


Exam results day is coming. Getting your results can be a stressful time, and some people struggle to decide what to do next.


Whether things don’t go according to plan or better than expected, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) have a variety of options to support learners from 7 August onwards.


Support is available over the phone, online and in person.


Over the phone


Learners, parents and carers can call the Exam Results Helpline – 0808 100 8000 – to speak with one of SDS’s trained advisers about their options. From apprenticeships to UCAS Clearing, college to employment, they have information on what you can do next.


The Helpline is open on 7-15 August and you can get details at myworldofwork.co.uk/examresults.




Scotland’s careers website My World of Work has lots of useful articles and information to help you plan your future. You can check it all out at myworldofwork.co.uk/examresults.


On social media


You can message advisers via DM on Twitter at @mywowscotland or private message via facebook.com/myworldofwork or your local SDS Facebook page.


In person


SDS careers centres are located nationwide, and careers advisers are available year-round – not just on results day – to offer advice on your career options. Find your nearest centre at myworldofwork.co.uk/centres Aberdeen – 381 Union Street Inverurie – Garioch Centre, Constitution Street Peterhead – Marischal Street


The most important thing to remember is – don’t panic! Whatever your results, there is a way to follow your ambitions, and SDS advisers are ready to help you think about your options.




Social media posts


SDS will be using #examresultshelp through social media channels in the run up to and during the campaign.  Using this # and mentioning @mywowscotland will help us track the campaign and identify posts for shares and retweets.


In the run-up to results day


*   Don’t panic about #resultsday! There’s support available – head to @mywowscotland for more info https://bit.ly/2bcsyoI #examresultshelp


On results day (please note that the Helpline doesn’t open until 7 August)


*   Whether your #examresults are better than expected or not, #examresultshelp is available from @skillsdevscot. Call the Exam Results Helpline on 0808 100 8000 or head to @mywowscotland https://bit.ly/2bcsyoI


After results day


*   If you want to talk to someone about your #examresults, the team at @skillsdevscot can help. Call 0808 100 8000 or head to @mywowscotland for advice on what to do next https://bit.ly/2bcsyoI #examresultshelp