It’s GCSE results day – a worrying and exciting time for so many of South Tyneside’s young people as they decide on the next steps they wish to take.
On Thursday, August 20 we met some of the teenagers collecting their grades after exams were cancelled this summer as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s how the day unfolded in pictures. See if you can spot anyone you know in the photographs.
5. Future steps
Kian Ferguson, of Sandhill, said he had done very well, with three 9s, two 8s, a 7 and a 6. He will be studying maths, computer science and graphic design at college.
6. Big smiles
Josh Thompson has one 9, three 8s, one 7, two 6s and a 5. He is off to study engineering.
Brooke Brown from Sandhill View Academy receives her results - six grade 7s and two grade 5s. She said: It is miles better than I was expecting. I am very happy with it.
8. Picture time
Josh Gray at Sandhill View Academy. He scored one 8, four 7s, one 6 and two 5s. He said: It is brilliant. I feel really happy with the results.