Youngsters in Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough and Rushden are finding out their GCSE grades today.
Our reporters and photographers have been out to capture the celebrations as youngsters find out if all the hard work has paid off at schools across the north of the county.
And we will be updating our website throughout the day with all the success stories from your local schools.
Nationally, the proportion of GCSEs awarded at least a C grade has fallen for the first time in the exam’s history, official figures have revealed.
The results also show drops in the percentage of English, maths and science GCSE entries achieving passes at A* to C.
Today’s national figures reveal that 69.4 per cent of all GCSE exams were given at least a C grade - down 0.4 percentage points on last summer.
It is the first time the A* to C pass rate has fallen in the 24-year history of GCSEs. The exams were first taught in 1986, with the first exams taken in 1988.
There was also a fall in the proportion of GCSEs awarded the top grades, today’s data shows.
Some 7.3 per cent of entries were given an A*, down 0.5 percentage points on 2011, while 22.4 per cent were handed at least an A grade, down 0.8 percentage points.
The statistics show a decrease in the proportion of GCSEs awarded at least a C grade in the core subjects of English, maths and science.
The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), which publishes today’s national results, insisted that the drop in A* to C English results is partly down to more candidates sitting the exam earlier, during the winter exam season.
The number of entries for English GCSE, including English literature, has increased by 3.1 per cent, JCQ said.
It added that there was a “dramatic” increase in entries for science GCSE – up 36.5 per cent – and said that the fall in results at A* to C in this subject is partly due to a “more demanding standard” introduced this year, and a “significant” increase in entries by 15-year-olds.
About 600,000 teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are receiving their GCSE results today.
School by school GCSE results – click the links below for your school