Students from across Worcestershire found out whether they have made the grade today after receiving their A Level results.
Worcestershire County Council has reported that initial data indicates that, out of the majority of the schools in the county, 85% of Worcestershire students achieved 3 or more A*-E grades*.
Cllr Marc Bayliss, Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Families said: "It is fantastic that Worcestershire's A-Level students have once again excelled in their exams. It is a priority for the council to ensure that education in Worcestershire remains of the highest quality, and to see such levels of attainment improving every results day is very pleasing.
"We are delighted to see such wonderful achievement in Worcestershire, which reflects the fantastic effort put in by students, as well as the fine education and support of teachers and parents throughout the county."
Choices for School Leavers in 2016: Work experience, career choices and apprenticeships
Students requiring more help with finding a work experience placement to boost their CV or college application can log on to www.worcestershireskillscentral.co.uk. This new site lists a range of placements from a variety of local businesses and allows students to search and apply for a placement of their choice, like they would a normal job.
Those wanting to know more about the different career opportunities available can visit the council's careers website www.worcestershirecareerscentral.co.uk. The site lists 240 different job roles in the industry sectors that will have future job opportunities, and provides information on typical salary, working hours and the necessary qualifications needed to progress at each level.
Students wanting to know more about becoming an apprentice can go online at www.worcsapprenticeships.org.uk. The site provides a range of information about apprenticeship options as well as vacancies in the specific fields.