For many students just getting in the car to travel to school today would have been a struggle, as thousands nervously went to pick up their GCSE results.
But for one teenager from the South West, the journey was horseplay as she decided to ride to Hanham Woods Academy to collect her envelope.
Ebony Kenington might have chosen an unconventional method of travel but she was all smiles after receiving her results.
(We're assuming she got an A* in horsing around)
Official figures have revealed how the English regions fared in terms of their GCSE results this year.
- North-east England saw the biggest year-on-year rise in the number of candidates receiving grade C or above.
- East Midlands and south-east England were the only two regions to show a fall in the number of candidates receiving grade C or above.
- London showed the biggest rise in candidates getting A* or A
- South-east England showed the greatest fall.
Thousands of teenagers across the West Country will collect their GCSE results today.
It's the moment when many students will decide whether to continue with education or enter the world of work.
We'll talking to students in Truro as they find out those all-important grades.
Students in Somerset are being warned against a fake university website, which is claiming to be linked to the Prior Park College based in Bath.
Prospective students have made payments of up to £5,500 to a fake establishment.
The trading standards department at Bath and North East Somerset Council have received a number of complaints from people about the site.
They have been advising all students who are considering attending a college or university to visit it first before parting with any money.
If you haven't got the A-level results you expected, you may be going through Clearing to try and get into university.
It can be stressful, but UCAS has plenty of advice and support online. Here's its basic guide to Clearing.
- What is Clearing? Clearing runs from 3 July to 21 October and is an opportunity for anyone who hasn’t been accepted by a university or college to find a place on another course.
- How do I know if I can use Clearing? When you log in to Track, you’ll see if you’re in Clearing. In the ‘Next Steps’ section, there’ll be an option to ‘Add a Clearing choice.' If you applied after 30 June, you’ll automatically be entered into Clearing.
- Where can I find vacancies? The first place to start is the UCAS search tool. When you select where you normally live along with ‘Clearing 2015’, you’ll be shown all the available courses. The Telegraph will also publish all Clearing vacancies on Thursday 13 August and Saturday 15 August.
- How do I apply to a course in Clearing? When you’ve found the course want to apply to, give the uni a call to ask if they can consider you for a place. If they confirm that they’ll accept you, add the choice in Track in the ‘Your Choices’ section. You can speak to as many universities and colleges as you like in Clearing, but you can only add one Clearing choice at a time. This must be the place you want to accept.
- What happens after I’ve added a Clearing choice? If the uni has offered you a place, they will update your status in Track to show you’ve been accepted. Once this has happened, your Confirmation letter will appear in Track within a week.
UCAS has more advice here, on keeping calm when making that call.
It also suggests making a free call to the Exam Results Helpline on 0808 100 8000, for independent advice about your options.
Pupils at Truro High School have been celebrating A Level results today.
18 year old student Rachel Pearce got better results than she expected and has the grades she needs to study primary teaching.
Thousands of people across the region have or will be picking up their A Level results today.
Pupils and teachers at Cornwall College St Austell have been celebrating some of their successes.
Lauren Eddy was pleased with 3 A's and got what she needed to study medicine.
William Richards from Cornwall College got A*s and is off to study physics.
It's not just the pupils that have been getting their results.
Cornwall College lecturers Noel and Roisin took A Level English alongside the students and they both got A* grades.
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A WWI military hospital exhibition has opened in Devon, which explores the history of caring for soldiers during the first world war.
One hundred years ago, Knightshayes Court in Tiverton served as a makeshift hospital for soldiers wounded on the front line.
The exhibition at the National Trust property is open to the public through the summer holidays and autumn.
Peta Richards from the National Trust spoke to us about some of the drawings on show: