Exam results texted out early in Scotland
Early access to
pub Ucas for those using txt spk
Almost 30,000 Scottish students got their Higher results this afternoon, instead of tomorrow morning as it should have been, potentially giving them early access to the university clearing system.
The results were sent out – by accident – to anyone who had selected text-only notification, but have been confirmed as accurate by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. The BBC reports that the university clearing system, Ucas, launches at midnight tonight, providing a window of opportunity for those how got early access to their results.
The Scottish Qualifications Authority reckons it won't make any difference, as applications for clearing places won't open until 9'o clock tomorrow morning, but from midnight students will be able to search the system to see what's available.
Universities around the country are oversubscribed this year, so students will be scrabbling for places. In Scotland, the local news is reporting that anyone hoping to study in a city is out of luck, but the more rural* locations still have some places remaining.
We don't know who was responsible for the early sending of the results, which were scheduled to go out tomorrow around 8am. SQA says it is "making enquiries with our external contractor, who issues the results on our behalf, in order to understand how this could have happened".
We're imagining fairly short enquiries, followed by equally short and sharp remedial action. ®
* Inverness is rural, more people attend WOMAD than live in the "city".
Text message ?
"TripSci D Eng Lit C Math E
U Fail. lol. SQA"
Slagging someone for being an "inverness fanboi". For a start it's got a capital letter, fuckwit. And more to the point, how fucking sad are you? Seriously, fuck off, it's like you that make reading this site fucking unbearable.
Is this supposed to be related to education?......
"Inverness is rural, more people attend WOMAD than live in the "city""
1. Like it or not, Inverness is an officially-designated city
2. For those who are cerebrally-challenged and incapable of reading a map, it's the capital of and service centre for an area that's larger than Belgium. In such a situation, common enough in many countries, it has the facilities of a city with a much larger population than those who live within the city limits
3. It's actually the fastest-growing city in Europe
4. The University of the Highlands and Islands is based in Inverness but many of its facilities are scattered around the Highlands and Islands, hundreds of miles apart and some of them in areas which are actually rural.
5. How many people live in the "City of London" as opposed to the city of London?
6. Never heard of WOMAD until today. I guess one should have expected some idiot writing on "education" to be incapable of avoiding the use of some initialism, acronym or other impenetrable piece of non-communication
Paris, because even she's not quite that thick.