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the 2020-2021 Student Guide “Your Coursework – What you need to know” is now available in digital form by following this link

It is vital that all students who will be submitting coursework this session are familiar whit he contents of this guide and understand the declaration that they are required to make when submitting work.

Printed copies of this are available to collect from Mr Gardner.





SDS Results Helpline Extended

SDS Results Helpline Extended

The SDS (Skills Development Scotland)  Results Helpline service, originally scheduled to close on 12 August, will remain open until 28 August.

The helpline will continue to offer support to young people (including school leavers) and their parents and carers for this extended period. Our expert advisers can provide reassurance as well as information and advice on Confirmation and Clearing as well as other options available.

  • The SDS Results Helpline service is now open until 28 August. Whatever your results, pupils, school leavers and parents and carers can speak to expert advisers about options. Call 0808 100 8000, 9am-5pm weekdays or visit .
  • You can also speak to your Skills Development Scotland school careers adviser about your next steps. Contact Inverurie Centre on 01467 623623, Peterhead Centre on 01779 479345 and Aberdeen Centre on 01224 285200
SQA Results 2020

SQA Results 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

If your child undertook SQA qualifications in session 2019-2020 their SQA exam results will be released on Tuesday 4 August 2020.  Your child’s Scottish Qualification Certificates (SQC) will arrive by first class post on this date to the address we shared with you in the entry confirmation report issued on the 13 May by email.  If they have signed up for MySQA they will receive their results via text or email from 8 am on 4 August.

The SQA operate a candidate advice line, available from 4 to 7 August for help regarding the results certificate.  You can contact the SQA using any of the methods below.

             0345 279 1000


             Candidate enquiry form (

             Tweet to @sqasupport

             Facebook (

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) also provide an Exam Results Helpline. The SDS Exam Results Helpline will be open from 8 am on results day, the number to call is 0808 100 8000. The helpline offers advice, information and guidance for young people and their parents and carers. The helpline’s careers advisers have unique access to information on UCAS course vacancies at UK colleges and universities, Confirmation and Clearing, advice about Modern, Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships and jobs or volunteering.

On results day and in the days following, Alford Academy will be operating a call back service where you have one of the following queries

  • My child didn’t get their certificate or MySQA text and need to know their results.
  • I think something is wrong or missing from child’s certificate
  • One or more of child’s results looks wrong

To request a call back, please complete the form below in full and we will contact you as soon as we are able to discuss your query.




Struan Gardner

SQA Coordinator & Depute Head Teacher

Alford Academy


Provisional Prelim Timetable v0.3

Provisional Prelim Timetable v0.3

Please find below a link to the provisional prelim timetable v0.3.  This version is to allow pupils to provide feedback.  At this time we do not anticipate any coincident exams, but a small number of pupils do have two subjects on the same day.  This was been unavoidable, but every effort has been made to minimise the pupils affected by this.

2020 Prelim Timetable v 0-3 (Provisional) Subject to changes on the basis of feedback.



S3-5 Course Choice Consultation 2020 – 2021

S3-5 Course Choice Consultation 2020 – 2021

The Course Choice Consultation forms are live and can be accessed via the link below for your child’s correct stage.

S3 into S4

S4 into S5

S5 into S6

Pupils can complete the consultation forms at home in discussion with parents / carers but they will also have the opportunity to complete their course choice consultation in school.

Please complete the relevant form above by Wednesday 18th December.

A reminder that parents and carers are invited to the S3 – S5 Parents Course Choice and future Pathways information evening on Thursday 12th December, 6pm – 6:45pm. Please see more information regarding this on the blog post dated 3rd December 2019.

Many thanks.

Don’t Panic! SQA Post Results Service (Marking Reviews)

Don’t Panic! SQA Post Results Service (Marking Reviews)

Parents of our new S5 and S6 pupils have been issued with an email containing an important and urgent information regarding the SQA Post Results Service.  The post results service is the replacement to what would have once been called the ‘appeals service.

For pupils who have left school this letter (and accompanying form) can be downloaded from the school blog by clicking here.  Printed copies of the form are available from campus reception.

Please note that the SQA set a tight deadline for the school processing requests, so please contact the school as soon as possible if you wish us to explore a possible marking review.  Once students have completed their section of the form, they should be passed to the relevant class teacher who will make returns to the school’s SQA coordinator by 12 noon on the 26 August 2019.

2019 Post Results Service Enquiry Form

Additional information on the SQA Results Service can be found here.

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