GCSE results for West Sussex '“ our live round-up

It's GCSE results day today (Thursday, August 22) and thousands of students across West Sussex are finding out their grades.We will be reporting on how schools and colleges have done this year and pulling all the stories together in this live blog. This will be updated throughout the day as more data becomes available so please refresh the page for updates.

Thursday, 23rd August 2018, 3:40 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd September 2018, 12:15 pm
Students celebrating their GCSE results last year
Students celebrating their GCSE results last year

Here is how the GCSE grading system works – More than half a million teenagers are coming to the end of the anxious wait for their GCSE results, having sat the first of the new, tougher exams in the majority of subjects.

This year, students will receive numerical grades in most subjects following changes to the system that have seen more challenging content being brought in and pupils sitting an average of 20 to 25 exam papers.