GCSE results day 2017

Thousands of young people across the region are receiving their GCSE results today. The way the examinations are graded has been changed from the traditional letter system to one with numbers.

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Teenagers first to receive results of tougher GCSEs

Tens of thousands of teenagers became the first to receive the results of tougher GCSE exams in English and Maths today.

For the first time they were awarded number grades instead of letters.

It's all part of reforms designed to raise standards.

Overall, passes dipped slightly - but for many pupils there was plenty to celebrate, as Christine Alsford reports.

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Zoe Ball is happy mum as Woody receives GCSE results

Zoe Ball was a proud parent at Brighton College as son Woody received his results. Woody, son of Zoe and Norman Cook, received high marks including an 8 in English language and several As.

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Top marks for students at Sussex school

Three of the successful students at the independent school Credit: Burgess Hill Girls

With a massive 64% of all entries graded A*/A (new grades 9-7) and nearly half gaining at least seven or more A*/A (new grades 9-7), top Sussex independent school Burgess Hill Girls is celebrating another year of success.

Burgess Hill Girls again achieved highly across a wide range of subjects. In STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths), 70% of all entries were graded A*/A (new grades 9-7) while an impressive 96% achieved A*-B or new grades 9-6.

Teenagers receive their GCSE results today

Students will receive their results today Credit: ITV

Thousands of teenagers across the region will be receiving their GCSE results today. According to the government the new GCSEs are more rigorous than previous exams.

English and Maths GCSEs will be the first to be graded from 9 (High) to 1 (Low) this year. Most other subjects will follow this grading in 2018 for the first time.

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