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In Pictures: Nerves, tears and hugs as students collect exam results

There were 837 teenagers who scored a clean sweep of the highest grade.

Somto Elumogo, centre, celebrates her GCSE results (Joe Giddens/PA)
Somto Elumogo, centre, celebrates her GCSE results (Joe Giddens/PA)

By PA Reporters

Hundreds of thousands of youngsters have received their results after sitting the Government’s tough new GCSE courses.

More than one in five (20.8%) UK entries scored one of the three top grades, and just 837 teenagers scored a clean sweep of the highest grade in every subject they sat.

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Students show their emotion as they open their GCSE results at Robert May’s School in Odiham, Hampshire (Victoria Jones/PA)
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The school had nine sets of twins who sat their GCSE exams in the same year (Victoria Jones/PA)
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From left, Emily Fox, Isabel Drugan and Becky Haddon get their marks (Jacob King/PA)
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Alexandra Akins, with her mother Lorell, reading her GCSE results at King Edward VI High School (Jacob King/PA)
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Alexia Selzer with her mother Adriana (Jacob King/PA)
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Aliyah Begum, who got all grade 9s at King Edward VI High School for Girls, in Birmingham (Jacob King/PA)
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Hugs of delight for Emily Fox, left, who got all grade 9s (Jacob King/PA)
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Pupils at St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School in central Bristol (Claire Hayhurst/PA)
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Pupils at St Mary Redcliffe opening their GCSE results (Claire Hayhurst/PA)
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Ella Mason, left, with Angie Qiaoin in Birmingham (Jacob King/PA)
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A celebratory high five from Grace Murray, right, to Lucy Garside (Joe Giddens/PA)
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Kitty Taylor and her parents look at her grades (Joe Giddens/PA)
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Laurence Herring, right, and Gerald Ikazoboh (Joe Giddens/PA)
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Hugs abound at Norwich School in Norfolk (Joe Giddens/PA)

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