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Thousands of teenagers in the region will be collecting their GCSE results today (Thursday) after waiting all summer to find out how they've fared.

Results for the exams are officially released, and schools across Huddersfield and the wider Kirklees area will be opening to allow students to pick up their results.

Follow our live updates as we head to schools to speak to teachers and students. We will also be updating you on the wider results for different schools, as well as careers advice for those not planning to continue in full-time education.

Could you pass a GCSE English exam? Take our quiz to test your knowledge and find out here .

Best of luck for the future to all those collecting their exam results today.

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Thanks for sticking with us on the blog today. Here’s a roundup of how your school performed!

Congratulations to all students who got their grades today. You did it!

Results: Thornhill Academy

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/gcse-results-2017-thornhill-academy-13524718

GCSE results 2017: Newsome High School

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/gcse-results-2017-newsome-high-13524602

Bradford Grammar School

We’re finishing our full results with Bradford Grammar School which can be found on this link.

Bradford Grammar School
Bradford Grammar School

GCSE results for Rastrick High School

We’ve nearly posted all out results in full that have been submitted to us, but here’s Rastrick’s results in full.

Be prepared, there’s lots of names and there’s a key at the bottom of the page to explain what they mean!

Shelley College full results

We reported earlier how Shelley College will be challenging some of their results due to coursework marks.

We can now share with you a full list of students results.

Spen Valley High results

Here’s the full results for Spen Valley High.

Spen Valley High School
Spen Valley High School (Image: Googlemaps)

92% of Rishworth School students achieve 5 or more A*-C or (9-4) Grades

Rishworth School saw a record level of pupils attaining 5 or more A*-C (or their new equivalents) new grades.

The school said in a statement: “The results are about individuals achieving well against their potential, however, to have attained so well across a non-selective cohort is absolutely tremendous.

“We are particularly pleased with the performance of our students in the new reformed GCSE examinations which require greater rigour and academic discipline.”

  • 92% of pupils attained 5 or more A* - C (or 9 – 4 )
  • 37% of the students gained 3 or more grades at A*- A (or 9 – 7)
  • 75% of the students experienced what it is like to gain an A or A* (or 9 – 7)

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield full GCSE results here.

Support for students

For those students who have not received the grades they were expecting there is support available both in schools and nationally.

Mirfield Free Grammar School

Here’s the full results for MFG

Mirfield Free Grammar and Sixth Form
Mirfield Free Grammar and Sixth Form

Full results for Almondbury Community College

Full results for Almondbury Community College here.

Almondbury Community School.
Almondbury Community School.

Full GCSE results for All Saints College

Here’s the full GCSE results in full for All Saints College

All Saints College, Bradley
All Saints College, Bradley

Shelley College

Have you been photographed collecting your results at Shelley College?

Pass rate for Yorkshire GCSE students announced

Official figures show Yorkshire and the Humber GCSE pass rate for students receiving grades C/4 and above was 63.2%, down 0.3% on last year.

Our region’s students performed slightly under the pass rate in England which was 66.1% down 0.4% in the same period last year.

Today’s figures further show that across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the proportion of entries scoring at least an A grade - or a 7 under the new system - has fallen by 0.5 percentage points to 20% compared to last summer, while the percentage gaining a C or above - or a 4 under the new system - is down 0.6 percentage points to 66.3%.

GCSE results day at Shelley College
GCSE results day at Shelley College

High achievers at Huddersfield Grammar School

GCSE students from Huddersfield Grammar School are celebrating with 40% of all grades recorded at the equivalent of A or A* grades.

Huddersfield Grammar School students celebrate GCSE achievements
Huddersfield Grammar School students celebrate GCSE achievements (Image: Huddersfield Grammar School )

90% of students achieved the new ‘C’ equivalent of Grade 4 and above in at least five subjects including both English Language and Mathematics.

Jacob Watson performed impressively to achieve the new Grade 9 in both English Literature and Mathematics. Several other students excelled, with Thomas Smith and Laura Mitchell attaining either A* or A grades across all subjects.

Alex Jardine was also awarded a Grade 9 in Mathematics and, along with Maham Akhtar, Carrera Parchment, and Isabella Sheekey, received three or more A* grades across the range of subjects.

Mr Tim Hoyle, the Headmaster, said: “I would like to congratulate our staff and students who have worked so hard to achieve these results. It is wonderful that so many students have achieved results above their individual expectations and I now wish them every success as they take their next steps into A Levels and beyond.”

Could you make the grade?

Check out our GCSE Science quiz to see if you will get top marks like thousands of Huddersfield students!

Shelley College to challenge exam marking

(Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Principal John McNally said: “There were some concerns with the inconsistency of coursework moderation by examination boards, with some figures marked down by boards.

“There seems to be a lack of consistency with individual moderators. Many of our teachers have accurately marked coursework for many years and are then told they have been too lenient. We will certainly be challenging some of the grades and expect many to improve even further.”

At the college 81% passed the new, tougher GCSE in English (at grade 4 and above) and 75% reaching the same standard in mathematics.

Mr McNally added: “The introduction of the new style GCSE appears to have gone smoothly at Shelley College and I am grateful to teachers for the hard work they have put in to make sure our students were as well prepared as possible.”

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Shelley College

Our photographer has captured some students at Shelley College this morning collecting their results.

GCSE results day 2017 at Shelley College
GCSE results day 2017 at Shelley College (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)
(Image: Huddersfield Examiner)
(Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Hipperholme Grammar School

Follow this link for the results in full for Hipperholme Grammar School GCSE pupils.

Hipperholme Grammar School
Hipperholme Grammar School

A survival guide to GCSE Results Day 2017 for students and parents

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Looking for advice on how to handle GCSE results? Check out our handy survival guide here.

GCSE Results 2017: BBG Academy, Birkenshaw

Here’s the link to see how GCSE students have performed at BBG Academy.

BBG Academy, Birkenshaw
BBG Academy, Birkenshaw

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Batley Grammar School results in full

Here’s the full breakdown of how students at Batley Grammar School have performed

Batley Grammar School

The top performing students this year were Zainab Lookman (6A*/9; 4A/7; 1B) Hannah Branston (4A*/9 ; 5A/7;1B); Abigail Inwood( 4A*/8; 5A/7;1B); Haddiya Siddiqui (4A*/9; 5A/7; 1B). Other students gaining a high proportion of the higher grades and at least seven grades at A*/8/9 and A/7 include; Emily Day, Issy Jackson, Kiran Liquat, Oliver Linley, Paulina Poterlowicz, Ramneet Shergill and Jacub Zegocki.

Pictured: Abigail Inwood, Jakub Zegocki and Zainab Lookman

A statement from Brigid Tullie, Executive Principal Gary Kibble and Head of School Batley Grammar School, reads: “We always say that exam results are always only part of the picture and this academic success has also been matched by equally good performances outside of the classroom. Our students regularly make the most of all the opportunities on offer here at Batley Grammar School. This might typically include being a member of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF), undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, or enthusiastically participating in the vast array of extra curricular activities alongside the volunteering, enterprise and fund raising projects on offer; no mean feat alongside studying for GCSE exams.

National GCSE pass rates fall

Overall UK GCSE pass rates have fallen this year amid the biggest shake-up of exams in a generation.

Among 16-year-olds in England, around 18,600 maths entries scored a 9 - the new highest grade, while almost 31,000 achieved the top mark in the two English GCSEs combined.

Under the overhaul, traditional A* to G grades are being gradually replaced in England with a 9 to 1 system. English and maths - key GCSEs for all teenagers - are the first to move across, with other subjects following over the next two years.

Today’s figures show that across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the proportion of entries scoring at least an A grade - or a 7 under the new system - has fallen by 0.5 percentage points to 20% compared to last summer, while the percentage gaining a C or above - or a 4 under the new system - is down 0.6 percentage points to 66.3%.

Kirklees College

Kirklees College are getting ready for talking to students today about their future courses!

Good luck messages

West Yorkshire Police offer a good luck message to students!

What are the new 1-9 grades?

The new GCSE 9 - 1 grading system will show up in three subjects: Maths, English Language, and English Literature from today.

Some 61.9% of girls in Kirklees achieved five A*-C grades, while only 49.4% of boys managed to do the same
Some 61.9% of girls in Kirklees achieved five A*-C grades, while only 49.4% of boys managed to do the same (Image: David Davies/PA Wire)

The new scale will be phased in to all other GCSEs over the next two years.

The top two marks of A and A* are roughly equivalent to a grade of 7, 8 or 9 - but fewer grade 9s will be awarded as the grade is designed to recognise exceptional performances.

The good pass marks of B and C - the minimum grades expected by colleges for entry onto A level courses - have been replaced by grades 4, 5 and 6.

And at the lower end of the scale, the grades D, E, F and G will now be scored 1, 2 or 3.