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Pictures: Students across East Anglia celebrate GCSE results

Ella Gant and Tom Moore celebrate after collecting their GCSE results at Norwich School. Credit: PA

Whether it is hugs or tears, thousands of Year 11 pupils across the region are celebrating their GCSE exam results.

We've been asking for your photos, and here are the best ones of the big day:

Cerys Cooksammy-Parnell moved up a year at school

Cerys Cooksammy-Parnell, from Northampton, who at just 11 obtained the highest possible score on the MENSA entrance exams, has done it again and achieved 6 A*s and 7 As.

She sat the exams one year early after she moved up a year at Northampton High School.

Under the reformed Maths GCSE marking scheme, 100 per cent of students achieved at least a Grade 4 Credit: King’s Ely Senior

Pupils and staff at King’s Ely Senior school in Cambridgeshire are celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results this year, with more than half of grades achieved being A*s or As.

Fifty-three per cent of all GCSE grades achieved this year were A* or A.

Student Victoria Godwin (far right) achieved the highest grades across English and Maths Credit: Malcolm Arnold Academy

Students at Northampton’s Malcolm Arnold Academ celebrated their academic achievements when they opened their long-awaited GCSE results today.

Amongst the smiling faces was Safiyyah Afzal, who achieved the new Grade 9 in English Literature, Grade 8 in English Language and Grade 7 in Maths as well as five A*s and three As.

Aaron is staying at KES Academy to study A levels and then hopes to study at Cambridge University. Credit: King Edward VII Academy

There were some outstanding individual performances when students at King Edward VII Academy in King's Lynn opened their GCSE results envelopes this morning.

Forty-five per cent of students achieved Grade 9-4 in English and Maths. Among them was Aaron Butler, who was delighted to achieve a 9 in English Language, 8 in both English Literature and Maths and a further five A* and one A grade on his 16th birthday.

Head of Drama Ms Esther Roberts and student Gigi D celebrate Gigi’s 100% A*/A grades Credit: St Mary’s School, Cambridge

Gigi joined St Mary’s Sixth Form in Cambridge in year seven and celebrated receiving an outstanding 100% A*/A grades.

Gigi will take Drama, Music and History at at the school's sixth form in September.

Bence Balog was among the students celebrating top grades Credit: Lodge Park Academy

Year 11 students at Corby’s Lodge Park Academy celebrated their academic achievements when they opened their long-awaited GCSE results today.

There was a good improvement in English and Maths results.

Among them was Bence Balogh, who's results included a Grade 8 in Maths, a Grade 6 in English Literature, alongside five As and one B, will also join the academy’s Sixth Form to study Biology, Chemistry and Maths.

Joni Money & Amber Gillibrand jumping for joy over their results Credit: Kirsty Money-Younger

Joni Money & Amber Gillibrand from Sprowston High School celebrated passing all their exams.

The leap of joy in the air says it all!

Georgie Cotton was a very happy 16 year old! Credit: Maggie Cotton

Georgie Cotton from Southfield School for Girls in Kettering was all smiles as she collected her results.

Her sister Maggie Cotton says she's "a very proud big sister!"

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