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North East teenagers set to discover GCSE results

Thousands of teenagers across our region will receive their GCSE results today.

The North East recorded the biggest rise in the proportion of A*-C grades awarded - but the schools watchdog Ofsted has since warned of a "deeply troubling" divide in secondary school standards, with many schools in the North of England underperforming.

Bishop Auckland gymnast Amy Tinkler - who won a bronze medal at the Rio Olympic last week - is among those getting GCSE results today. Credit: PA

Last year, 67.2% of our region's entries were graded A*-C, up 1.5% on 2014. 17.6% were A*-A, up 0.2% on the previous year.

This is the last time that GCSEs will be graded A*-G. From next summer, results will use the new numerical model - from 1 at the bottom, to 9 for those with the best marks.

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Teenagers in North East receive GCSE results today

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Thousands of teenagers in the North East are waiting to receive their GCSE results today.

Last year, the region saw the biggest rise in the proportion of A* to C grades awarded. The education watchdog Ofsted has warned this year about poor standards in our region's secondary schools.

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Thousands of youngsters await A-level results

Thousands of young people across the region will receive their A-level results today.

Last year, the North East had the highest pass rate of any English region - with 98.5% A*-E grades.

However, pupils here were behind the rest of the country when it came to top marks, with just 21.9% graded at A* or A.

Thousands of youngsters will be heading into school or college to collect their results this morning. Credit: PA

For many, their results will confirm university or college places, while others will go into the clearing system, start apprenticeships, or go into the world of work.

  • Email your stories and results day selfies to: pamandian@itv.com

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