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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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