Students across Cumbria are receiving their GCSE results. This guide covers some of the options available to young people after GCSEs.
Whether you got the A-levels results you wanted or not, click here for advice on where you can go next.
As thousands of Scottish school pupils find out their exam results, we look at two different career paths for further learning.
The police and crime commissioner today handed over £165,000 to help two youth projects in Carlisle.
Richard Rhodes gave £75,000 to The Rock Currock Youth Project to help steer young people away from criminal activity and drug and alcohol use.
The group helps 350 to 400 young people each month with a number of activities. Carlisle Youth Zone got £90,000.
It wasn't just 16 and 17-year-olds who were waiting for exam results.
Hundreds of adults across Cumbria have also been finding out how they got on, and seeing if hours of evening classes have paid off.
Katie Hunter's been to meet some of them.
Fiona Chambers and Nichola Bateson were among 50 adults sitting GCSEs in Cockermouth. They both passed with a C in Maths.
Thousands of Cumbrian students will find out how they have done in their GCSE exams today.
Students will be returning to schools around the county to collect their results and find out if they've done as well as expected before they make their choices for their next step in life
Teenagers in Cumbria may have felt nerves, excitement, relief and disappointment as they receive their A-level results. After months of hard work many students will be able to make a decision where to go next, whether they go into further education, take a gap year or go straight into employment.
Katie Hunter spent the morning at William Howard School in Brampton
Early indications are suggestive that students across Cumbria have achieved higher A-level grades than last year.
29% of students got three or more A and B grades. However, the amount of students getting at least one A-level or Level 3 qualification has stayed at the same level as last year.
– John Macilwraith, Cumbria County Council’s Acting Corporate Director for Children’s Services
“These initial results suggest that Cumbria’s students are on course for some excellent results again this year. Gaining good qualifications has never been so important in this very competitive education and employment market.
These results are a clear demonstration of the hard work and perseverance of students and school staff and of the support offered by parents and carers.
While we join in celebration, we must also recognise that amongst the many students involved, not everyone will achieve the results they had hoped for today. These young people will no doubt be in need of reassurance and they must take confidence in the support that is available for them, through their schools and colleges, to help them consider their next steps.”
However, further verification is needed into the exam result statistics and it's expected the results may vary as a result.
It has been day filled with nerves, excitement, relief and disappointment for students across Cumbria.
Nationally the A-Level pass rate is slightly down for the first time in more than 30 years.
At William Howard School in Brampton the majority of students achieved their first or second place choice of university.
Thousands of teenagers across Cumbria are waking up to receive their A-level results this morning.
After months of hard work and revision, many will find out if they've made it into the university of their choice.
In Lookaround tonight (14th August) we'll be speaking to two people - who took two very different routes - about their further education.