GCSE results are revealed

Thousands of teenagers across the region have been finding out their GCSE grades today.

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Pupils celebrate GCSE success but how have changes in the exams affected the grades?

It was another nerve-racking day for students across the region as they collected their GCSE results.

The exams watchdog had warned schools to expect "volatility" in grades after a number of changes to the exams took affect - and there are many more still to come.

However, there was still plenty to celebrate.

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Norwich headteacher delighted with results in "turbulent year" for GCSEs

Students embrace in Corby. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Students across the region have been collecting their GCSE results this morning.

Schools throughout the East had received letters from the qualifications watchdog to warn that changes to the exams would have led to a lot of volatility in grades.

One headteacher said some schools would have seen their results drop this year - but there was still plenty to celebrate at his school.

"This is a very turbulent year for GCSEs.

There's been some real changes that have taken place with the qualifications.

So, it's not the case that I would expect all schools to continue to improve but we're pleased that we have managed to improve our results here."

– Brian Conway, Headteacher, Notre Dame High School, Norwich

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Students across the region find out their GCSE results

Students celebrate their GCSE results at Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow this morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Thousands of teenagers across the region have been finding out their GCSE grades today.

The proportion of GCSE exam students awarded at least a C grade has risen for the first time in three years, official figures show.

Just over 68.8% of exam entries scored A*-C (up 0.7 percentage points on last summer) according to statistics published by the Joint Council for Qualifications.

In wasn't such a good year for English results though. 61.7% of English entries scored a C or higher, down 1.9 percentage points from last summer.

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