Tens of thousands of students across the West Country received their GCSE results today - and we were there to see some of their reactions.Read the full story ›
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Thousands of teenagers across the West Country will collect their GCSE results today. If yours didn't go quite to plan, don't worry!Read the full story ›
Teenagers at Bedminster Down School and Knowle DGE learning centre in Bristol receive their GCSE results.
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)
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.
It's been a day of celebration, relief and for some disappointment across the west today, as students got their GCSE results.
Nationally the number of top grades has fallen for a second year - but here there have plenty of success stories.
Karen Griggs has been to one school in Bristol to see how the students there got on:
For GCSE students the wait is over. While nationally the number of top grades has fallen slightly, here there are many schools that have seen better results.
At the West Exe school in Exeter - where the former headmaster was accused of compromising standards - results have also improved.
Richard Lawrence reports:
Employers and Chambers of Commerce in the West Country said there was a big gap between education and employment that needs to be addressed to give young people the chance to find jobs when they leave school.
It has been a day of celebration, relief and even disappointment for households across the west country with GCSE results published.
Nationally, results have fallen for the second year running.
But as Richard Lawrence found out at West Exe College in Exeter, they have been bucking the trend.