There has been celebrations and some commiserations across the region today as thousands of pupils collected their GCSE results.
Nationally, the proportion of exams awarded at least a C grade has risen, and some schools here have achieved their highest ever pass rates.
Ralph Blunsom reports from one high school in Cheshire:
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