It wasn't just 16 and 17-year-olds who were waiting for exam results.
Hundreds of adults across Cumbria have also been finding out how they got on, and seeing if hours of evening classes have paid off.
Katie Hunter's been to meet some of them.
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Olivia Story, 15, was just a toddler when she contracted meningitis and lost both of her legs and arms.
A child sex offender who surrendered after seeing himself on a crime programme has been handed a lengthy jail term.
The 58-year-old was found at a residential site north of Carlisle in a raid last October.