This week, hundreds of thousands of teenagers will be finding out how they fared in their A levels - Thursday's results day is one of the biggest events in the education calendar.
But every year more and more teenagers are sitting a whole host of more vocational exams. They are accepted by nearly every university in the country, but get very little public recognition.
Our Social Affairs Correspondent, Christine Alsford, has been trying to redress the balance and reports on the rise - and rise - of the B.Tech.
Credits: Charity Phiri, student; picture credit Leon Clements Beall; Sarah Stannard, Further Education College Principal; Kyle Wilson, games designer & student; Josh Denham, apprentice.