Students at Manchester Academy are celebrating today after collecting their GCSE grades this morning.
They received their qualifications in the Main Hall and Canteen, before sharing their news with family and friends.
Many are now planning to continue their studies in Further Education and were excited to receive the grades they needed to move on to colleges including Loreto, Xaverian and Manchester Grammar School Sixth Form.
Our Head Boy Chris was among those celebrating and he will be going on to Loreto College to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Adlan was also delighted with his grades, and was looking forward to studying A Levels in English Literature, Maths, Chemistry and History at Loreto.
Ismail said he had been feeling quite nervous as he had been quite worried for a week and he'd lost a lot of sleep. But he did really well, and is excited about studying Further Maths, Maths, Chemistry and Physics at Manchester Grammar School's Sixth Form.
Deputy Head Girl Mercy was also celebrating after achieving her grades, and is planning on studying Biology, Chemistry and German at Loreto College.
Throughout the morning, staff were on hand to offer advice and congratulate students, before wishing them well for the future.
Manchester Academy Principal James Eldon said there will be staff available to provide help after students' results interviews today for anyone who has not got a college place or needs more support.
"We want to make sure that everyone has a suitable pathway for September. The COVID pandemic means fewer jobs and apprenticeships are available, so it's vital all students have a pathway to further education," he said.