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

Pass rates rose after the biggest shake-up of the exams for a generation.

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Students celebrate (Joe Giddens/PA)

Students celebrate (Joe Giddens/PA)

Students celebrate (Joe Giddens/PA)

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.

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Lily Meakin with her GCSE results with her father at Nottingham High School (Aaron Chown/PA)

Lily Meakin with her GCSE results with her father at Nottingham High School (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Lily Meakin with her GCSE results with her father at Nottingham High School (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Charlotte Cranfield, Katja Ruda and Amy Buck collect their results at Norwich School (Joe Giddens/PA)

Charlotte Cranfield, Katja Ruda and Amy Buck collect their results at Norwich School (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Charlotte Cranfield, Katja Ruda and Amy Buck collect their results at Norwich School (Joe Giddens/PA)

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One in five entries scored at least an A grade – or a 7 under the new grading system (Aaron Chown/PA)

One in five entries scored at least an A grade – or a 7 under the new grading system (Aaron Chown/PA)

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One in five entries scored at least an A grade – or a 7 under the new grading system (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Sophie Sargent celebrates with her mother at Brighton College (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Sophie Sargent celebrates with her mother at Brighton College (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Sophie Sargent celebrates with her mother at Brighton College (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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About two-thirds of entries were awarded a 4 or above (Aaron Chown/PA)

About two-thirds of entries were awarded a 4 or above (Aaron Chown/PA)

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About two-thirds of entries were awarded a 4 or above (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Finn Elliot, star of The Crown TV series, hugs his mother Mini at Portsmouth Grammar School (Ben Mitchell/PA)

Finn Elliot, star of The Crown TV series, hugs his mother Mini at Portsmouth Grammar School (Ben Mitchell/PA)

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Finn Elliot, star of The Crown TV series, hugs his mother Mini at Portsmouth Grammar School (Ben Mitchell/PA)

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Across the UK boys are closing the gap with girls at top grades (Aaron Chown/PA)

Across the UK boys are closing the gap with girls at top grades (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Across the UK boys are closing the gap with girls at top grades (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Joanna Milton, Amy Foster, Orlaith Kelly, Madeline Green and Alicia Lake collect their results at Mount School, York (Danny Lawson/PA)

Joanna Milton, Amy Foster, Orlaith Kelly, Madeline Green and Alicia Lake collect their results at Mount School, York (Danny Lawson/PA)

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Joanna Milton, Amy Foster, Orlaith Kelly, Madeline Green and Alicia Lake collect their results at Mount School, York (Danny Lawson/PA)

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Izzy Babawale receives her results at Nottingham High School (Aaron Chown/PA)

Izzy Babawale receives her results at Nottingham High School (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Izzy Babawale receives her results at Nottingham High School (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Stella Wade, Maisie Lock Orstavik and Livi Mullen celebrate at Brighton College (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Stella Wade, Maisie Lock Orstavik and Livi Mullen celebrate at Brighton College (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Stella Wade, Maisie Lock Orstavik and Livi Mullen celebrate at Brighton College (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Alex Clayton celebrates with his father, Olympic gold medallist Daley Thompson (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Alex Clayton celebrates with his father, Olympic gold medallist Daley Thompson (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Alex Clayton celebrates with his father, Olympic gold medallist Daley Thompson (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Students collect their results at Ark Globe Academy in south London (Yui Mok/PA)

Students collect their results at Ark Globe Academy in south London (Yui Mok/PA)

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Students collect their results at Ark Globe Academy in south London (Yui Mok/PA)

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