The number of teenagers getting top GCSE marks in the East Midlands has fallen for the first time in the exam's 24-year history.
Thousands of students got their results today, the number getting five A-Cs dropped very slightly to 69.4%.
Meanwhile, a row has erupted about the English results after many students were awarded lower than expected grades. Teachers have accused exam boards of marking them too harshly.
Teachers' leaders meet exam regulator Ofqual at its Coventry offices as the row continues over the marking of last week's English GCSEs.
It's a nervous morning for thousands of teenagers in the Midlands as they pick up their GCSE results.
Here are some guidelines on what options are open to you when you receive your GCSE results today: