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Back to school: The adults who also received their exam results

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.

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Students wait nervously for GCSE results

Thousands of students in Cumbria will get their GCSE results today Credit: PA

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

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National exams helpline open

The exam results helpline Credit: UCAS

For students who may have received some unexpected results, the national exam results helpline will be open until noon on Saturday (24th August).

Parents and students can talk to experienced, impartial and friendly careers advisers who will talk through what options are available, including higher education, taking a gap year and finding employment.

David Murdoch, a student who called the helpline, said:

“It was really great to have someone properly explain my options - what I could do, alternatives I hadn’t thought about, and the processes I needed to go through. Best of all, I got objective advice.”

The Exam Results Helpline can be reached on 0808 100 8000. Calls are free from landlines. Mobile network charges vary.

For further information including opening hours, click here.

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