GCSE Results: Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and Cotswolds
It will be an emotional morning for thousands of Gloucestershire teenagers as they open up their GCSEs results.
Following two years of hard work pupils will find out today if they made the grades they expected.
More than 600,000 students across the country will be picking up their results and Ofqual, England's exams watchdog, has already warned that science grades could fall as papers were toughened up.
Marking and grading was also tightened for English and maths this year.
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Pate's Grammar School:
-Students achieving 5+ grade A*-C (including English & Maths) - 100 per cent
-Students achieving 5+ grade A*-G (including English & Maths) - 100 per cent
Head Teacher, Russell Ellicott said: "This year's record breaking results are against a national pace of decline - 59 per cent of grades this year were A*, 92 per cent were A* or A. This is the first time we've been above 90 per cent.
"The performance has been amazing. The students have worked incredibly hard.
Rachel Attwood, 16, from Bredon, achieved 11A*s.
She said: "It was a result I'd hoped for. I was maybe expecting a couple of As.
"I worked quite hard. I didn't do much other than revise since April.
"I was worried about my English and maybe art.
"I'm going to go on to A levels and I would like to do engineering at university."
Elizabeth Hope, 16, of Hatherley, achieved five As, one A*, three Bs and a C.
She said: "I'm over the moon with a physics A* because I'm not strong in that subject.
"I will have to rethink my A level subjects as I didn't get the grades I wanted."
Jenny Baker, 16, of Tibberton, achieved eight A*s, three As and a B.
She said: "I was really pleased with my results. I'm surprised I got an A* for my biology."
Harriet Gurnham, 16, from Cirencester got five A*s, five As and a B.
She said: "I got an A* in all the sciences and maths, which I'm pleased about. I'd like to go on to study earth sciences, or something."
Emily Wigston, 16, of St Marks, got five A*s and six As. She was in danger of failing her GCSEs after poor mock exam results. But a massive injection of hard work turned her fortunes around.
She said:"I didn't take my exams seriously and I risked not being able to get into sixth form.
"I'm going to do music, philosophy, French and English literature for A levels."
All Saint's Academy:
-Students achieving 5+ grade A*-C (including English & Maths) - 53 per cent
-Students achieving 5+ grade A*-G (including English & Maths) - 90 per cent
Alex Hale, 16, from Hester's Way, got a distinction in his BTEC ICT, which is the equivalent of a GCSE at A*.
He achieved a total of 10 BTECs , with three of them at the top grade.
He said: "My gramp says he's the clever one of the family and I had to prove him wrong. I work for Cheltenham Town FC, so I either want to be a coach or a PE teacher.
"I'm really shocked with my grades, especially my RE."
Grace Etheredge, 16, from Whaddon, got four A*, four A's and a B.
Grace, who sat her maths GCSE last year, and passed, said: "I was really worried about the results.
"I tried to start as early as I could with revising.
"I'm hoping to do my A levels at Balcarras."
Will Rayson, 16, has spent a large chunk of the past year playing water polo for the GB team.
The Hester's Way teen achieved a number of BTECs and GCSEs, despite spending large chunks of time out of the country at competitions.
He said: "They are not as great results as I would have liked. I've done well, considering what's been going on.
"I like to do well and I'm hard on myself. I'm going to be in the sixth form and carry on training. I would like to carry on sport for a career, but you have to go abroad."
-Students achieving 5+ grade A*-C (including English & Maths) - 53 per cent
-Students achieving 5+ grade A*-G (including English & Maths) - 93.5 per cent
Kevin Beeson, 17, from Charlton Kings got three A*s, three A's, four Bs and a C.
He said: "Considering I moved here from Indonesia only two years ago, I'm please with how I did.
"I'm hoping to do something with engineering in the future."
Tomeka Baxter, 17, from Whaddon, admits she was failing mathematics consistently.
But a huge effort on the teen's part produced a C in the subject.
She said: "I would always get Es and would struggle with it.
"I can't believe I got a C. I was on the floor screaming."
Georgina Stevens, 16, of Rowanfield, wasn't able to come to school for four months, because she suffered from debilitating stress and anxiety, which caused her to faint.
She got eight GCSEs, which includes a B in mathematics.
She said: "I only came back to school in May. I got these exams through sheer determination. I taught myself through text books at home. I'm so happy to get them."
Pupils at Cleeve School raised the bar again this year after 25 per cent of the school's GCSE candidates gained A* to A grades.
Headteacher Rob Broadbridge said: "Once again we have seen many excellent results both from students and from individual subject areas, which is a testiment to the hard work of the pupils and staff. These results have created opportunities for our students to continue their education beyond 16."
Charlotte McEvoy, 16, of Ashmead Drive, Gotherington, said: "I was pleased because I got all A* grades except for Maths.
"I took Chinese as one of my language subjects because I thought it was different and very challenging language to learn.
"It's something I would like to use in the future."
Alec Hopkins, 16, of Prior's Road, Prestbury, said he was pleased to gain the grades he needed to go to the school's Sixth Form.
He said: "I am so happy with what I got because I was so nervous that I wouldn't get in.
"I got A grades in Drama, and Religious Studies. I play the guitar in a band so I want to take Music in Sixth Form."
Hannah Dallas and Alice Tomlinson will both go to different colleges.
Hannah, 16, of Farries Reach, Bishop's Cleeve, said: "I got mostly A and A* grades. I was really scared because I wasn't sure about a few of my exams.
"I am going to Pate's School to do all the Sciences and Geography. I would like to be a medic one day."
Alice, 16, of Willowherb Close, Prestbury, said: "I am going to Bourneside School to study English Literature, Art Textiles, Philosophy and Ethics, and History.
"It has been a nervous time. I will miss going to the school but I am looking forward to meeting new people."
Winchcombe School headteacher Neil Hall said the school's pupils had a very good year in their GCSE exams and were especially successful in their sciences despite tougher exams this academic year.
He said: "We are thrilled with the results and it is a testiment to the hard work of the pupils and the staff.
"We are particularly delighted with our results in English and Maths and our Sciences have held up very well."
Peter Scharrer, 16, of Greet Road, Winchcombe, gained eight A* and four A grades.
He said: "I was very happy with getting triple Sciences and passing Maths early. I hope to get into Pate's School."
Shannon Packer, 16, of Gallops Lane, Prestbury, gained A* grades in Religious Studies, and A grades in Biology, Chemisty and French.
She said: "I was a bit nervous but I think I've got the marks I need to get into Balcarras School."
Charlotte Greaves, 16, of Piccadilly Way, Prestbury, said: "I am pleased with my A* grades in Geography, Biology, Chemistry and English Language.
"I also want to go to Balcarras School. It was all worth it in the end."
Ross Barnes, 16, from Gretton, was pleased with his A* grades in Maths, Physics and Spanish.
He said: "I am going to study these subjects at St Thomas Richards Sixth Form College."