Blunder gives pupils exam results

Two Scottish universities have accidentally given pupils their school exam results, which were not due to be released until later this week.

The Scottish Qualifications Authority said errors by St Andrews and Aberdeen Universities allowed a few dozen pupils to find out their results early.

The universities have apologised and said no student had received an advantage from seeing results.

Standard Grade and Higher results will officially be released on Thursday.

But some 35,000 candidates have signed up to receive their results by text or email a day earlier.

It is understood that the university websites posted the results of pupils who had already been offered unconditional places.

However, pupils could only see their own results and not those of others.

The results were available from Friday until Sunday, when the universities were alerted to the breach of the embargo on exam results.

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