GCSE students whose exams last summer were marked on a harsher scale than the papers sat by their counterparts a few months earlier, have reacted with disappointment - after the High Court rejected calls for the papers to be remarked.
Our Social Affairs correspondent Christine Alsford has been following the story. The interviewees in her report are: Jo Landles - Vice Principal, Totton College; Caroline Santer - a teacher at The King's School; and Paul Johnson, Headteacher at The King's School.
How did GCSE students do in Kent and Sussex? Malcolm Shaw has our report.
Kerry Swain has our round-up for GCSE results in the West of the Meridian region.
Sherborne Girls in Dorset is celebrating another superb set of results, with 42 per cent of GCSE examinations passed at A star, 71 per cent at A star and A, and 90 per cent at A star, A and B.
Headmistress Jenny Dwyer said: “These results are excellent and richly deserved; the girls and staff can be justifiably proud. Our students have performed exceptionally well in the sciences, which is particularly gratifying as it’s less than a year ago that we opened our new science centre."
This year's Year 11 students at Tonbridge Grammar School are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results.
The proportion of grades at A* were at a record high of 47 per cent. The percentage of students with all results at A or A* was 81 per cent.
The school said it was delighted by some fantastic individual performances, congratulating Emilie Dommett from Tonbridge (12 A* grades and two grade A at AS), Eleanor Scopes from Edenbridge (12 A* grades and one grade A at AS) and Katherine Head from Marden (12 A* grades and two grade A at AS).
Thousands and thousands of GCSE students across the region will receive their GCSE in the next few minutes when they are released at 9am.