3 Aug 2012
The Scottish Conservatives have called for an immediate enquiry to find out why some pupils were given their exam results a full five days in advance of everyone else.
It has been reported today that 65 students with firm offers to attend St Andrews University were given access to the results of their Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) exams due to an error on the university’s website.
Pupils were not due to discover how they performed in their exams until August 7.
Scottish Conservative education spokeswoman Liz Smith MSP said:
“This is a deeply regrettable situation and I am sure it will be a great concern to the thousands of pupils, parents and teachers who are still awaiting results.
“The immediate period prior to the publication of exam results is, naturally, a very anxious time for everyone.
“The situation at St Andrews just makes it ten times worse.
“There are reports that this problem was a combination of technical difficulties and human error.
“There has to be an immediate enquiry, both at St Andrews University and at the SQA, to find out exactly how this could be allowed to happen, particularly as there was a similar problem reported at St Andrews and at Aberdeen Universities in 2010 .”
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