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Students receive GCSE grades after biggest ever shake up

Students have received the first ever GCSE results with new grading system Photo: ITV Granada Reports

Tens of thousands of teenagers across the North West have been getting their GCSE results - and trying to figure out exactly what they mean.

It follows the biggest shake-up of the exams in England for a generation.

Traditional A* to G grades have been scrapped for all subjects, and replaced with a 9 to 1 system.

The Government says it's making the tests more challenging to drive up standards, but unions are concerned about effects on teachers and pupils. Andrew Fletcher reports.