Social Twitter
SQA Exams

SQA Exams

Early receipt of SQA certificates for Group Awards

Some SQA courses being offered at Whitburn Academy are not standard SQA courses but are SQA Group awards. The way SQA operate the certificates for Group awards differs from standard SQA awards: SQA produce certificates as soon as all Group award units are complete. Our Group award courses are:

Computer Games Development

Web Design Fundamentals

Employability Award

Most pupils doing at least one Group award will receive more than one SQA certificate. However, for any pupil doing any standard SQA course, there will also be the usual certificate run in early August.

Exam Timetables

The SQA examinations are an important part of most courses that our S4 - S6 pupils take.   To check when each exam is taking place and to build your own timetable, click on the link below. (Please Note: some exam times might be slightly different than those on the SQA website. Please refer to the exam timetable issued by the school for the correct timings for Whitburn Academy)

exam timetable (SQA Version)

Important information for Pupils studying National 5 or Higher English:

All pupils submitting National 5 and Higher folios must make sure that their creative and discursive pieces are typed onto a portfolio template with the text inside the margins on the page.   Templates can be downloaded from the downloads section at the foot of the page.  The font is pre-formatted so avoid changing this.  The word document can be opened and typed directly on to.  You can also copy over your existing text (just make sure that it is pasted inside the margins of the new template).

For anyone who wishes to hand-write their essay, the PDF version of the template can be printed out. Please see your teacher if you need help with this.  

Downloads Section

The Downloads Section at the bottom of this page contains important information about the SQA Exams, Prelims and other relevant information.   Please check this page regularly for any updates.


Whitburn Academy, Shanks Road, Whitburn, West Lothian, EH47 0HL
Telephone: 01501 740675 Email:
Site Copyright Whitburn Academy, All rights reserved.