Server must get better

Frustrating servers added to the pupils’ anxiety on results day.

Deputy head of heanor Gate, Ann Clark, watched some teenagers spend more than five hours refreshing the UCAS web page in the school library as its overburdened servers kept crashing.

She said: “We have been here since seven o’clock and some students have had to call the universities themselves - it’s where they are going to spend the next three years of your life, so for them it’s incredibly frustrating.”