Numbers are up today

THOUSANDS of Victorian students will turn to their computers and mobile phones at 7am today to finally find out their year 12 score.

Perhaps not William Brown, though.

“I’m not waking up early,” the 17-year-old said, worried his Australian Tertiary Admission Rank would not be what he needed to get his first preference for university next year.

Despite nervously anticipating their scores last night, William, and Niamh Hynes both from Catholic College Wodonga, said they were relieved they weren’t faced with an issue that had affected more than 100 NSW HSC students in the past few days.

Unfinalised results had been sent via text to 160 NSW students, even though HSC results aren’t due to come out until Wednesday.

Affected students were then sent an email telling them to ignore the text and wait until they receive their official results in two days.

“I’d be really annoyed because I’m already getting myself ready for tomorrow, and you wouldn’t be expected to be getting a text early,” Niamh, 18, said.

William and Niamh are just two of 46,939 VCE students who will find out their fate today, but Catholic College principal David Seiter said students should not dwell if they don’t get the score they want.

“There are a lot of ways for them to get to their goals,” he said.

“We spend a lot of time consulting with the kids about the VCE being important, but it’s not the be all and end all of life.”

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