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In Pictures: What a result! It’s GCSE day

Students celebrate (Joe Giddens/PA) Photo: PA Wire/PA Images

Teenagers around the country are celebrating – and in some cases mourning – after receiving their GCSE results.

Figures show pass rates rose after education officials oversaw the biggest shake-up of the exams for a generation.

Lily Meakin with her GCSE results with her father at Nottingham High School Credit: Aaron Chown/PA
Charlotte Cranfield, Katja Ruda and Amy Buck collect their results at Norwich School Credit: Joe Giddens/PA
One in five entries scored at least an A grade – or a 7 under the new grading system Credit: Aaron Chown/PA
Sophie Sargent celebrates with her mother at Brighton College Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA
About two-thirds of entries were awarded a 4 or above Credit: Aaron Chown/PA
Finn Elliot, star of The Crown TV series, hugs his mother Mini at Portsmouth Grammar School Credit: Ben Mitchell/PA
Across the UK boys are closing the gap with girls at top grades Credit: Aaron Chown/PA
Joanna Milton, Amy Foster, Orlaith Kelly, Madeline Green and Alicia Lake collect their results at Mount School, York Credit: Danny Lawson/PA
Izzy Babawale receives her results at Nottingham High School Credit: Aaron Chown/PA
Stella Wade, Maisie Lock Orstavik and Livi Mullen celebrate at Brighton College Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA
Alex Clayton celebrates with his father, Olympic gold medallist Daley Thompson Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA
Grace Evans collects her GCSE results at St Mary Redcliffe Temple School in Bristol. Credit: PA
Students collect their results at Ark Globe Academy in south London Credit: Yui Mok/PA