Click video. It's been a nail-biting day for thousands of students across the South as they found out their A-Level results. Richard Slee has been sharing their highs and lows.
It's been a nail-biting day for thousands of students across the country as the long awaited A-Level results came through. Andrew and Sangeeta link to Tom Savvides who has been sharing the students' highs and lows.
What happens if students do not want to go down the university route? Maybe they want to re-take exams or have a gap year out? Standing by to take their calls is a committed group of counsellors in Brighton. Charlotte Wilkins joined them at the nerve centre of their operation.
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St Leonards, Mayfield School on the East Sussex/Kent border is celebrating an increase in the number of pupils achieving Aand A grades at A-level, after results were published earlier today. The number of pupils achieving Aand A grades was 56 per cent, an eight per cent increase on 2012.
Anna Sozanska, who joined Mayfield on a full scholarship scheme and sat seven A-levels, achieving A*s in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Polish and As in German, Further Mathematics and Physics. She has been accepted to study Medicine at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.
Triplets at the St Simon Stock Catholic School in Maidstone say their A-level results have been a 'nice surprise'. Alexandra, Orla and Eliza will all be starting University in September.
Buckinghamshire New University is busy taking calls this morning from students looking for places through Clearing after receiving their A-Level results.
Experienced staff at the University, based in Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, are on hand to give careers advice to students who did not get the grades they needed to get into their choice of university.
This year Bucks New University's clearing hotline is open from 8am-8pm today (Thursday 15 August), and between 8am-7pm tomorrow (Friday 16 August) and 9am-3pm on Saturday (17 August).
On A-level results day we spoke to Headteacher Brendan Wall at St Simon Stock Catholic School.
Students from St Simon Stock Catholic School in Maidstone have been collecting their results this morning. The Headteacher said this was the 'best ever results' the school has had in the last five years.
Students and staff are celebrating another year of record breaking A Level results at Cornwallis Academy in Maidstone.
72% of students gained A* to C grades and the overall pass rate was 98%, representing the best results ever achieved at the Academy, with a third of all students gaining the top grades of A* and A.
Academy Principal, David Simons, said: "We are delighted for the students and staff at Cornwallis who have worked so hard this year to achieve these results. This means that over three quarters of the cohort will be going on to University, a fact that we are all very proud of."
A student who was diagnosed with cancer part-way through his A-levels has secured top grades in a string of subjects.
Tom Woodward, aged 18, underwent three cycles of chemotherapy in the middle of his exams after being told he had testicular cancer at Easter.
The diagnosis failed to deter the teenager from keeping on top of his studies at independent Brighton College.
He went on to gain an A* in psychology and As in history and English to secure a place reading history at Bristol University.
– Tom Woodward, Student
It was pretty stressful but I didn't have any choice and I just had to get on with it. I'm pretty relieved now.
I have been given the all-clear and I just have to have check-ups done every three months. It wasn't too bad because I had the chemo round my exams."
Brighton College celebrated another year of impressive results, with 96% of grades at A* to B and 100% passes.