Good luck to all students collecting their A Level results today! The Chronicle will be bringing you all the news about results across Chester and Ellesmere Port along with information about clearing. You can get in touch by tweeting @ChesterChron or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for following our A Level results day live blog and best of luck to all Cheshire West and Chester students for the future. See you again next week when GCSE students across the county will be opening their ever-important envelopes.
The overall pass rate in Cheshire West and Chester was 97% - just below the national average. Read the full details here
Overall pass rate of 99% at Sir John Deane’s College in Northwich. Full report here
Just some of today’s photographs of sixth formers celebrating their A Levels at schools across Cheshire West and Chester
All adds up
Following their dreams
Many students at Chester Catholic High School are able to follow their dreams after their A Level results this year. Read more about students’ achievements here.
Can't cook, won't cook
Cooking and cleaning are just two of the worries facing university freshers who have just picked up their A Level results from The Queen’s School in Chester
The first school in Ellesmere Port to declare its A Level results is Whitby High School. Well done to all students, whose achievements can be viewed here.
Don’t forget that you A Level students can get FREE food today
Results in from The King’s School in Chester and ten students are heading to Oxbridge. Read the full story here
The Top 500 club
Students at Bishop Heber High School in Malpas sat more than 500 exams! Find out how they got on by clicking here.
Find out how these two top athletes got on with their A Levels at The Grange in Hartford by clicking here.
Bishops' High School cause for celebration
Full report from Bishops High School in Great Boughton can be found here.
Tarporley High students 'absolute delight'
Full report on how students at Tar4porley High School fared on A Levels day can be found here.
Great day for Upton High School students
Headteacher Paula Dixon is full of praise for her A Level students at Upton High. A full report can be found here.
Abbey Gate success
Best results since 2011 at Abbey Gate College. Full report with pictures here.
Excellent grades at Helsby High School
Headteacher is full of praise for the class of 2016 at Helsby High School. Read full report here.
Much to celebrate at Christleton High
A Level students at Christleton High School managed 100% success rate in 18 subjects. Click here for a full report and gallery of pictures.
Something for later
Just reward for hard working students!
Great day for Olivia at The King's School
All smiles at Helsby High
First choice success for Queen's Park High School students
It’s been a morning of celebration for many students at Queen’s Park High School. Click here for a full report on the Handbridge school’s A Levels success.
Jubilation at Queen's Park High School
Get in touch with UCAS
Queen's Park High School 'milestone'
Queen’s Park High School in Handbridge say their A Level results today mark ‘a major milestone in our rapid and relentless journey to become an outstanding school’. Full report and picture to follow.
Message from West Cheshire College
Tarporley High School celebrates
UCAS reveals record breaking day
According to UCAS, 424,000 students have been accepted to UK universities and colleges so far this year– up 3% on A level results day in 2015. This is the highest number recorded on A level results day.There are 201,000 UK 18 year old applicants placed, +2% on 2015 despite the population falling by 2.3%. Young people from the UK are 4% more likely to have been placed in higher education than last year.
There are also more acceptances from older age groups, with acceptances for those aged 25 or older from the UK up 8%.
Applicants were able to log in to Track on the UCAS website from 8am this morning to see if they have been accepted.
Students considering using the UCAS Clearing service can start researching courses this morning, before discussing their options with universities throughout the day.
Students can make a formal Clearing choice from 3pm.
Courses with vacancies are listed on the UCAS website.
Full information and contact details can also be found on the website and students can also direct questions to a UCAS expert on Twitter or Facebook.
Experienced careers advisers are also ready to discuss the range of options open to students on the Exam Results Helpline, which is funded by the Department for Education, on 0808 100 8000.
Boys and girls
Interesting analysis piece from our colleagues at the Daily Mirror: