Good luck to all students collecting their GCSE results today! The Chronicle will be bringing you all the news about results across Chester and Ellesmere Port along with information and advice. You can get in touch by tweeting @ChesterChron or by email to cheshire.news@trinitymirror.com

Signing off

That’s it for another year of GCSE results! Congratulations to all students who have collected their results from school - we hope your grades were as good as you were hoping for. You can find individual stories for schools throughout the Cheshire West and Chester area on our website and you can check out a photo gallery of pictures here. Thank you for following our live updates throughout the day.

Picture round-up from GCSE results 2016
Picture round-up from GCSE results 2016

Praise from Cheshire West and Chester Council

Young people across Cheshire West have been celebrating today (Thursday, August 25) after receiving their GCSE examination results.

More than 3,300 Year 11 students from across 19 academies and secondary schools took part.

Provisional data shows that 79% of 16-year-old students in those schools in the borough gained a GCSE in English at grade C or above. This is an increase of 7% on this time last year.

In mathematics, 72% of 16-year-old students in those schools in the borough gained a maths GCSE at grade C or above. This is an increase of 3% from last year.

Cheshire West and Chester Councillor Nicole Meardon, Cabinet member for children and families, said: “The anxious wait for today’s results is over for the young people involved and so although we can only compare with last year’s figures for English and maths separately, clearly there has been improvement.

“I would like to thank the pupils, teachers, all school staff and parents for all their hard work and send my best wishes to the young people as they choose their next step of further education, apprenticeship or employment.”

Great results from Neston High

Click here to find out how students got on at Neston High School today.

Neston High School students celebrate their GCSE results
Neston High School students celebrate their GCSE results

Exam joy at Ellesmere Port Catholic High

Find out here how students got on in their GCSEs at Ellesmere Port Catholic High School today.

Students at Ellesmere Port Catholic High School celebrate successful GCSE grades
Students at Ellesmere Port Catholic High School celebrate successful GCSE grades (Image: Andrew Pratt)

Tremendous GCSE results at The King's School

Full report and pictures from GCSE day at The King’s School in Chester can be found here.

Students from The King's School in Chester celebrate their GCSE success
Students from The King's School in Chester celebrate their GCSE success

More improvements at Whitby High School

Report and pictures on GCSE day at Whitby High School can be found here.

GCSE students from Whitby High School in Ellesmere Port celebrate their results
GCSE students from Whitby High School in Ellesmere Port celebrate their results

Results round-up from Bishop Heber High School

Click here to find out how students at Bishop Heber High School in Malpas fared in their GCSE results.

Students at Bishop Heber High School on GCSE results day
Students at Bishop Heber High School on GCSE results day

Milestone year for Blacon High School

So many reasons to celebrate at Blacon High School this year as you can find out here.

Blacon High School
Blacon High School

Proud of The Grange School students

As promised, here is a report from The Grange School in Hartford.

GCSE students at The Grange School in Hartford
GCSE students at The Grange School in Hartford

Rewards at The Grange for hard work

Hard working pupils at The Grange School in Hartford were rewarded with another set of notable GCSE results with an impressive 99% A*-C. Full report to follow.

GCSE day at The Queen's School

Click here for a gallery of pictures, a video and full report on GCSE results at The Queen’s School in Chester.

The Queen's School pupils on GCSE results day. Pictured: Bella Band learns of her 5 A*, 4 A and 1 B
The Queen's School pupils on GCSE results day. Pictured: Bella Band learns of her 5 A*, 4 A and 1 B

Every reason to celebrate at Queen's Park High School

Full report with gallery of pictures from GCSE day at Queen’s Park High School in Handbridge can be found here.

L-R: Angus Jones, Sam Mcllwaine, Rona Fishburn, Felicity Weir, Amy Mullholland, Humaira Aslam and Tamia Han
L-R: Angus Jones, Sam Mcllwaine, Rona Fishburn, Felicity Weir, Amy Mullholland, Humaira Aslam and Tamia Han

Excellent year at The Queen's School

Pupils from The Queen’s School in Chester are celebrating with another excellent year for GCSE examination results. Almost 92% of the grades were at A*-B and 65% of all the school’s Year 11 pupils walked away with at least 6 A*/A grades each. Full report, pictures and video to follow.

Twitter celebration at Queen's Park High School

Joy at University Church of England Academy

Here is a full report on GCSE day at the University Church of England Academy in Ellesmere Port.

Ellesmere Port UCEA students Adam Bowles who achieved seven A* grades and three grade As and Shania Jones who achieved one grade A*, four grade As and four grade Bs. Pic supplied by UCEA.
Ellesmere Port UCEA students Adam Bowles who achieved seven A* grades and three grade As and Shania Jones who achieved one grade A*, four grade As and four grade Bs. Pic supplied by UCEA.

Jumping for joy

Think we can tell how Arthur Clouting of Queen’s Park High School feels about his GCSE results!

Arthur Clouting jumping for joy at Queen's Park High School
Arthur Clouting jumping for joy at Queen's Park High School

Academy achievement

The University Church of England Academy in Ellesmere Port is congratulating its GCSE students, 93% of whom secured five or more passes at GCSE in a range of subjects.

Over a third of all students achieved more than their expected progress in English.

The academy says results in French are ‘particularly pleasing’ with 89% of students gaining at least a grade C and 89% making expected progress, with 22% exceeding their target.

Full report to follow soon.

Good news from Blacon High School

It’s good news all the way at Blacon High School where pupils are enjoying another hugely successful year of GCSE results with significant increases in pupils achieving 5A*-C grades including English and maths. Report and pictures to follow.

Proud day at Helsby High School

As promised, here is the full report from Helsby High School on GCSE day.

Helsby High School Year 11 students celebrate their GCSE results
Helsby High School Year 11 students celebrate their GCSE results

Helsby pupils make the grade

Students from Helsby High were celebrating a great set of results this morning. We’ll have a full report from the school online very soon.

Upton results 'positive in every measure'

Results at Upton High were among the school’s best ever.

Headteacher Paula Dixon said:

I am extremely pleased with our results which are positive in every measure. Our students have done us proud! In addition to the outstanding headline figures our students have made significant progress compared to the national picture. This is a reflection of all their hard work, the dedication and commitment of our staff and the support from their families. My congratulations to them all!”

For more on the school’s success, click HERE.

Hard work pays off at Christleton High

Head of Year 11 at Christleton High, Sheila Lister, said:

It is a privilege to be in a position where we can encourage people to aspire and aim high. Excellent exam results do not happen by chance, but as a result of dedicated hard work. Today, the students reap their rewards and we celebrate together. It’s now a time to begin exciting new chapters and challenges, and I wish them every success!”

For more on the school’s success, click HERE.

Students from Christleton High School collecting their GCSE results
Students from Christleton High School collecting their GCSE results

'Wonderful results' for Neston High

Students at Neston High School are celebrating after receiving a great set of results.

Headteacher Mr Dool said:

On every headline measure the school has made still further improvements again this year.

These wonderful results will empower our students to go on and study courses in the Sixth Form. We are proud of the achievements of all our young people and thank teachers for their dedication and commitment, and thank parents for all their support.

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We’ll have the results from The King’s School online later today.

Star students

More than 60% of GCSE students at Chester Catholic High have secured five or more A*-C grades including English and maths.

You can read more about the school’s successes HERE.

Hannah Bissell and Ciara Sinclair at Catholic High School, Chester
Hannah Bissell and Ciara Sinclair at Catholic High School, Chester

Celebration time at Abbey Gate

Staff and students at Abbey Gate College have reason to celebrate. Find out why HERE.

Holly Gray and Chloe Mackay with their GCSE results at Abbey Gate College
Holly Gray and Chloe Mackay with their GCSE results at Abbey Gate College

Top marks at Tarporley

At Tarporley High, 86% achieved A*-C in English and 81% achieved A*-C in maths. Our full report from the Eaton Road school is now online HERE.

Joy at Tarporley High School as pupils pick up their results
Joy at Tarporley High School as pupils pick up their results

Super Saints

They’re coming in thick and fast now...

Click HERE to read our report from St David’s High School in Saltney.

Pupils at St. David's High School in Saltney on GCSE results day
Pupils at St David's High School on GCSE results day

Brilliant Bishops'

Our report of Bishops’ High School’s results is now online HERE.

It’s ‘only’ 21 years since I collected my GCSE results there...

Students at Bishops' Blue Coat CE High School on GCSE results day. Pictured: Abigail Tucker, Kieran Taylor and Sam Christmas
Students at Bishops' High School on GCSE results day: Abigail Tucker, Kieran Taylor and Sam Christmas

Pass masters at The Hammond

As promised, our report of The Hammond School’s results is now online. Click HERE to read it.

Pupils at The Hammond School in Chester celebrating their GCSE results
Pupils at The Hammond School today