TODAY students and pupils across the county have been receiving their GCSE results.

Across the country schools are filled with educators proudly handing their pupils the fruits of their labour.

Despite the many difficulties and challenges presented to them during the Covid 19 lockdown, many walked out of their classrooms with their heads held high and smiles on their faces.

Each year secondary school leavers congratulate one another with hugs and have broad smiles for The Mail Cameras.

Our reporters ventured out on August 12 to speak to pupils and teachers in our area, but what about those in the past?

Today we look back into the archives at GCSE results days gone by.

There are photographs here from the 1990s and early 2000s.