A class of A-Level history students from Hertfordshire have been left frustrated after their exam papers were lost - and their grades were estimated.
Twenty students from Knights Templar College in Baldock were affected, but for some it could mean missing out on a University place.
With the scramble for university places through clearing well underway, it can be hard for A-level students to take the time to consider whether a degree really is for them.
Three young graduates and school leavers from the East have been talking about the merits of going to university or not, and have their own advice for those getting their results today.
Thousands of students across the region have opened their A level results today. Tougher marking rules have led to a fall in the number of A grades for the first time in more than 20 years.
The number of applications for degree courses are also down, as school leavers are faced with higher tuition fees
It's a big day for A Level students as they find out their all important results. Andrew Hunter from Adzuna Jobs has some advice on what to do next