Thousands of students get their GCSE results today

Thousands of students across the region will get their GCSE results this morning.

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Nine A* GCSEs for Derby cancer research student

Ellie Mandale from Derby picked up 9 A* grade GCSE results today Credit: Derby High School

A Derby student who is working in cancer research has been awarded 9 A* GCSE grades.

Ellie Mandale, of Longford, was one of the top achievers at Derby High School and said she was thrilled with her results.

The 16-year-old is in the middle of a work placement at a Nottingham University laboratory where scientists are looking at ways of detecting lung cancer early using blood tests.

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