SQA condemns RGU exam error

SQA is seeking an urgent explanation from The Robert Gordon University (RGU) after it emerged that the university had emailed 370 individuals congratulating them on gaining entrance to the university.

An SQA spokesperson said:

"Sending this email obviously indicates how well or otherwise applicants have done in their SQA examinations. SQA results are due to be announced tomorrow. Universities receive results under strict embargo from UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) in advance of general publication so as to ease the nationwide university entrance process.

"This error by RGU comes only a few days after St Andrews University had broken the results embargo by posting SQA results on its website. This latest breach, at a particularly stressful time for candidates, is very disappointing and regrettable. We are expressing our frustration in the strongest possible terms and demanding a detailed explanation from RGU."