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Exam & Prelim Dates

by Emma Davie -

Thank you to everyone who has communicated their sitting at arrangements to me. The main options are Perth (Station Hotel) and Glasgow (Glasgow Clyde College - Langside and Anniesland campuses). Please note: whilst the Perth option is free of charge, GCC will request payment of £30 per exam. A few students have also managed to negotiate sitting at arrangements at their local school or college. This may still be possible but you will need to approach them soon to request. 

I will be communicating our sitting at arrangements to the SQA on 31st October. If you have not contacted me before then you will automatically be assigned to Perth for your exam(s). 

The following lists the dates and times for course prelims and exams. Prelims are conducted via 'remote assessment' which means you will attempt them at home via Zoom. However the SQA exams must be attempted in an SQA-approved centre.

Exam & Prelim Dates 2024


PRELIM (from 6pm)


Exam Time(s)

Higher French

Mon 18th March

Friday 26th April

09.00 – 11.00

11.30 – 12.00

Higher Modern Studies

Tues 19th March

Tuesday 30th April

09.00 – 10.45

11.15 – 12.30

Higher Business Management

Wed 20th March

Thursday 2nd May

09.00 – 11.45


National 5 Mathematics

Thurs 21st March

Friday 3rd May

09.00 – 10.00

10.30 – 12.00

National 5 English

Mon 25th March

Tuesday 7th May

09.00 – 10.00

10.30 – 12.00

Advanced Higher English

Tues 26th March

Tuesday 7th May

12.30 – 14.00

14.30 – 16.00

Higher English

Wed 27th March

Thursday 9th May

09.00 – 10.30

11.00 – 12.30

Higher Mathematics

Thurs 28th March

Monday 13th May

09.00 – 10.15

10.45 – 12.15

Higher German

Mon 1st April

Thursday 16th May

09.00 – 11.00

11.30 – 12.00

Advanced Higher History

Tues 2nd April

Monday 20th May

09.00 – 12.00


Higher History

Wed 3rd April

Tuesday 21st May

09.00 – 10.30

11.00 – 12.30

Higher Psychology

Thurs 4th April

Wednesday 22nd May

09.00 – 11.00


Higher Philosophy

Mon 8th April

Friday 24th May

09.00 – 11.15


Higher Sociology

Tues 9th April

Tuesday 28th May

09.00 – 11.40


National 5 Sociology

Wed 10th April

Tuesday 28th May

09.00 – 11.00


If you are experiencing any difficulty in arranging your exam(s) please contact me asap to discuss:

UCAS Applications

by Emma Davie -

For those of you applying for university study in 2024, I have compiled a guide to help you complete the UCAS application. Please see link below:

UCAS Application Guide 2023-24.docx

Scottish Highers Online tutors will happily provide a reference to support your application. Please contact me directly to request a UCAS reference and I will gather and collate feedback from each of your tutors:

Course codes are provided on the title page of each course handbook so please use these when adding your qualifications. 

Good Luck :-)

Exam Arrangements - UPDATE 10-10-23

by Emma Davie -

SQA exams for all National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses will take place between 26th April and 28th May 2024 (see course pages for exact dates and times). All students studying courses with us are welcome to sit their exam(s) in Perth, at the Station Hotel. 

Glasgow Clyde College has confirmed they will provide sitting at arrangements for ALL 2024 exams at a cost of £30 per sitting. If you would like to sit your exams at this venue, please let me know. We will collect fees for these sittings in March.

It may also be possible to sit your exam(s) at a school or college more local to you. Some will provide exam arrangements for individuals so it is worth approaching them to ask. Please note: you should request a 'sitting at arrangement' only. Scottish Highers Online is your presenting centre and will liaise with SQA on your behalf. If you plan to make your own exam arrangement, you must communicate this to me by completing and emailing the form below. 

Wherever you intend to sit your exams - in Perth, Glasgow or elsewhere - you must let me know so I can make the necessary arrangements with SQA. Please email me to confirm:

Exam arrangements must be in place by 31st October to ensure the smooth running of the 2024 exam diet.

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