Their wait is finally over as hundreds of teenagers across our area opened their results this morning and decided on their next steps.
Congratulations to everyone from the Hartlepool Mail. We hope you also enjoy this photo gallery.
1. Happy days
Dyke House Sixth Form student Hope Guffick is happy with her results. Photo: Frank Reid
2. A day to remember
Hartlepool Sixth Form College student Charlotte Hamilton celebrates her results. Photo: Frank Reid
3. Hands in the air if you're happy with your results
Celebrations are in order for these students at the Hartlepool Sixth Form College. Photo: Elliot Nichol Photo
4. Top performer
Tilly Garvey is celebrating her acceptance into the University of Oxford. Photo: Other, third party