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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A chilly but bright start to the day. Cloud and showers will develop later this morning with some sharp downpours expected in the afternoon.
Rain and blustery winds will spread across the region this evening but it will turn clearer later in the night. Further showers tomorrow.
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