Thousands of teenagers across the region have been finding out their GCSE grades today.
The proportion of GCSE exam students awarded at least a C grade has risen for the first time in three years, official figures show.
Just over 68.8% of exam entries scored A*-C (up 0.7 percentage points on last summer) according to statistics published by the Joint Council for Qualifications.
In wasn't such a good year for English results though. 61.7% of English entries scored a C or higher, down 1.9 percentage points from last summer.
More top news
An elderly woman who was the victim of a racist tirade on Ryanair has told ITV News how the incident has left her facing sleepless nights.
An inquest has heard a man desperately tried to save the life of a woman who was dragged into the rollers of an automatic garage door.
Three Bedfordshire Police officers have been found guilty of gross misconduct after a student was left paralysed following a scuffle.