STUDENTS at Huddersfield New College have been hit by an A-level blunder.
They are still anxiously waiting for their results - five days after everyone else in the country found out how they had done.
The mistake happened because an exam board sent the wrong grades.
Twenty-five students studying vocational AVCE courses in travel and tourism, IT and business studies arrived to pick up their grades last Thursday.
But college staff told them their results were wrong.
AVCE courses can be in a six module form - equivalent to one A-level - or in a twelve module programme, equivalent to two A-levels.
Exam board Edexcel add up the grades for all the modules. But this time it failed to include results from one module. This led to students in all three subjects getting lower grades.
College principal Philip Forrest said Edexcel was re-assessing the grades and the results should be ready in a few days.
He said universities had been told of the problem, to prevent any student being denied a place because of the wrong grades.
Mr Forrest added: "There shouldn't be a problem with any of the students' places. Most of them got what they needed for university, even with lower grades, because they did very well.
"The board are dealing with it and I am confident they are dealing with it properly."
Mr Forrest said GNVQ and AVCE courses suffered problems with results almost every year.
Travel and tourism student Lindsay Union, 20, was one of those affected.
She received an A in A-level business studies, a B in A-level general studies and a B in AS-level maths without any problems.
But she got two wrong C grades for her AVCE travel and tourism course.
Lindsay, of Outlane, still managed to secure her place at Glamorgan University, where she will study leisure and tourism management.
But she said she was annoyed and had lost faith in the exam board.
She added: "This was supposed to be the end of my A-levels.
It is ridiculous. I feared it would happen, because of mix-ups last year."
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