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Wrong NSW HSC results sent to students

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Incorrect Higher School Certificate (HSC) results have been mistakenly sent to 160 Year 12 students in NSW just days before final marks are due out.

The Board of Studies says a wrong date set in a computer caused text messages containing unfinalised results to be sent to students who had registered to get their results by SMS.

A board spokeswoman told AAP on Sunday the error was quickly fixed and every affected student was sent an email telling them to ignore the unfinalised results and wait for the release of the final results on Wednesday.

"It didn't affect many and we got onto it straightaway and notified them so any concerns that might have arisen were allayed straightaway," she said.

"Obviously we apologise for it but we did get onto it straightaway."

William Hughes, a student at St Aloysius school at Milsons Point in Sydney's north, told ABC radio that waiting until Wednesday for his correct marks would not be easy because he was happy with the scores texted to him.

AAP