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Nerve-wracking morning for students as they get ready to pick up GCSE results

Students find out their GCSE results Photo: ITV Calendar

Students from across region have a nerve-wracking morning ahead of them as they get ready to pick up those all-important GCSE results.

If grades go up again this year, it will be the twenty fifth year in row that GCSE pass rates have improved.

In Hull, they're getting ready to celebrate their best ever GCSE results, with early indications showing that 47 per cent of pupils will have got five A* - C GCSEs.

Officials in the city were hoping to hit the 50 per cent mark. The city council set themselves that challenge three years ago, when they found their school pupils sat at the bottom of the league tables, with just 29 per cent reaching the so-called 'gold standard'.

Councillor Stephen Brady, Leader of Hull City Council, said:

"We are continuing to prove that we can maintain progress and a good standard of education across the city. We will reflect on the past year and look at how we can make further positive progress for the next academic year."

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