Today is A-Level results day 2011 and by far one of the biggest days in a students life.
But adding to the enormous pressure of so few university places in and around the UK being available to students in 2011, the stressful situation became a whole lot worse this morning as thousands of students contacting UCAS to find out whether they’ve got the A-Level results that they so desperately need to secure them a university place.
Watching the clock Â ticking down to UCAS Official Track website opening hours, a massive tide of early-bird students tried in vain to contact the official results site but it crashed and had to be taken down leaving thousands of stressed-out students understandably angry and frustrated.
UCAS explained that it was forced to close down its official track website temporarily owing to the inundated amount of traffic:
“Traffic to the UCAS track Website is four times the peak per second compared to last year.
“In order to secure the full service, we have taken the site down for a short time.
“Full service will be resumed shortly and we apologise for any inconvenience.
“Importantly for applicants.
“The ability to choose a clearing place will not be impacted and this function will open late afternoon as planned.”