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  1. Goodbye

    So, we have reached the end of GCSE results day 2017.

    Overall in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, passes (grades C/4 and above) dropped 0.6 percentage points to 66.3%.

    There's been some confusion over the new grading system for Maths and English, but exam boards have said this year's results were broadly consistent with last year.

    Results day

    Throughout the day, we have been offering advice and guidance from expert individuals and organisation about how to handle exam results.

    Although we're saying goodbye now, you can get access to all of this advice again, through the BBC Mind Set homepage.

    Best of luck for the future!

    Results day
  2. Before we go...

    Remember that the Exam Results Helpline will be open until 8pm tonight. If you miss them today, you can still catch them before lines close next Thursday.

    This team of career advice experts can help provide free, specialised information, help, and guidance to students who have higher or lower results than expected.

    You can call them on 0808 100 8000, or catch them on Twitter and Facebook.

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  3. More from Dr. Radha

    Dr. Radha

    Here's our last pearl of wisdom from GP and Radio 1's The Surgery co-host Dr. Radha:

    Quote Message: You are of more value as a person than your exam grades - you may not have done as well as you hoped for, but that doesn't mean you are not 'good enough' or 'will never achieve' what you want.
  4. UK round-up

    If you're just joining us, here are the general trends from across England, Wales and Northern Ireland:

    In England, the English literature pass-rate fell 2.5 percentage points to 72%, but in maths it rose from 61.5% to 68.9%. Both are the new, tougher exams.

    The GCSE A* to C pass rate in Wales has fallen to its lowest level since 2006, after some of the biggest changes in decades to the exams system.

    GCSE results for pupils in Northern Ireland have improved again, with one in 10 entries being awarded an A*.

    Results day
  5. 6 stars whose Plan B worked out better than Plan A

    BBC Radio 1

    Here's another article from Radio 1, having a look at 6 more famous faces to see how their disappointing exam grades didn't stop them achieving huge success.

    Ed Sheeran at Glastonbury
  6. Feeling unhappy with your results?


    Childline have created this page for all things results related.

    It covers loads, from handling your emotions, to who to tell about your results, as well as building yourself back up if you haven't done as well as you would've liked.

    Childline results day advice
  7. GCSE results: What next? Facebook Live event

    For anyone following us in Northern Ireland, here's a live Q&A from BBC Make It.

    Presented by Eve Blair, students and parents can ask the panel of careers and GCSE experts questions throughout the broadcast (by commenting on the FB post or texting in on 81771) and also for a short period after the broadcast.

    Watch it below or follow on BBC Northern Ireland's Facebook page.

    View more on facebook
  8. Grenfell Tower survivor gains top GCSE grades

    Another inspirational results day story for you now. As BBC News reports:

    A teenager who sat her chemistry GCSE the day after she escaped from the Grenfell Tower fire has been awarded an A grade in the subject.

    Ines Alves, who lived on the 13th floor, fled the blazing block holding her chemistry notes and sat the exam in the clothes she left in.

    Read the full article here.

    Ines Alves
  9. Reacting to disappointing results

    Unfortunately, there will be some of you out there today collecting your results and not getting what you'd hoped for.

    Perhaps you were only a few marks away from getting that top grade, or maybe you were a few short of passing. Coming so close and falling at the final hurdle is never easy.

    With that in mind, spare a thought for Lutalo Muhammad, who was 0.1 seconds away from winning gold in taekwondo at the Rio 2016 Olympics, only to lose out in the final moment.

    Fortunately for us, Lutalo has bounced back and now has some great advice for overcoming disappointing results. He shares some of them in this interview with the Mind Set's Angel below.

    Check out more tips here.

  10. 'What I've learnt since GCSE results day'


    In this blog from YoungMinds, Irum tells us how her struggles with mental health conditions affected her GCSEs and further education.

    She gives us her top three lessons from the day, including what the alternatives are to the traditional routes through education.

    Quote Message: The message here is that it’s okay if you look like the odd one out when you make a different choice to your friends aged 18 – you’ll all be odd ones out when you’re 40.
  11. Next steps

    The results you receive today may cause you to change your mind on what you'd like to do after school. If this is the case, it's well worth exploring your options.

    Apprenticeships are available to anyone over 16 years old who isn't in full-time education. They are popular with those who would prefer not to continue studying at college or sixth form.

    You can find out more about apprenticeships here.

    An apprentice at work
  12. The Mind Set on 5 Live Daily

    Earlier today, former students (and BBC Mind Set coaches) James and Angel talked about the pressures of results day on 5 Live, alongside psychologist Dr Anna Colton.

    Listen to what they had to say below.

  13. More advice from across the BBC

    Radio 1 and 1Xtra have their own results season page.

    You can get to it by following the link in the tweet below:

    View more on twitter
  14. Still confused by the new grading system?

    Take another look at this BBC News video that helps summarise the changes.

  15. Manchester Attack: Martyn Hett’s sister gets 11 A* GCSEs

    There are usually plenty of inspirational stories around results day, and this one is no exception.

    The sister of Manchester bombing attack victim Martyn Hett has been awarded 11 A* grades in her GCSE exams.

    Read the full article here.

    Martyn Hett
  16. Where next?

    Studential have made this guide to help students today.

    Whether your grades are better than, worse than, or just as expected, this advice page will talk you through what to do next.

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