This live event has finished
- Thousands of pupils from across the town will discover their GCSE fate today after a nervous wait.
- The Leigh Journal will be in schools and hopefully celebrating with them.
- Don't forget to send in your own photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @leighjournal
That's all for today folks. Congratulations to everyone who picked up their results today. Enjoy celebrating.
Georgina Davidson is very happy with her results from Fred Longworth but would like to have done better in history as the exam was really hard. She did better than she expected in French though, she didn't think she would pass but got a B.
Thinking of a career in the trades? Come along to our Pagefield Centre today until 7.00pm! #gcseresults http://t.co/eAOPxaSer5— @wiganleighcol 21 August 2014
Simon Barnes has just sent us a picture of his son Thomas from Leigh. Thomas is only seven years old and has achieved an A* in maths after he sat the exam at Westleigh High School.
"He is understandably chuffed to bits...as are we," said Simon.
RT @elliehennedy: thankyou to all the teachers who helped me get the results I really wanted I appreciate it🙈 @FredLongworth— @FredLongworth 21 August 2014
At Culcheth High School 79 per cent of pupils achieved grade A* to C in English language, 83 per cent gained an A* to C in English literature while 64 per cent recieved an A or A* in biology, chemistry and physics.
Golborne High head teacher David Lythgoe said: "I am delighted that the school has maintained the forward trajectory.
"I believe that quality of teaching and a positive attitude to learning are the two things that lead to high standards of academic performance."
At Golborne High School 70 per cent of pupils attained maths and English at C or above with 65 per cent achieving five A*-C grades including English and maths - a four per cent improvement on last year.
Clr Joanne Platt, cabinet member for children and young people at Wigan Council, said: “I’d like to congratulate our pupils and teachers, who have worked very hard for these brilliant GCSE results.
"We have an excellent education record here in the borough and that’s down to the ambition of our pupils, the commitment of our teachers and the support of our parents.
"I’d like to thank them all for their hard work and support.”
Fred Longworth head teacher Janet Garrett said: "We are delighted that our students have achieved such excellent results in a year that has seen so many changes to the GCSE examinations.
"Students and staff have risen to the challenge and deserve to be congratulated for the hard work and commitment that has led to these results.”
At Fred Longworth 68 per cent of students achieved 5 or more A* - C grades including English and maths.
#results are in, 63% of pupils achieved 5 or more best entry GCSE's #resultsday http://t.co/gjeFgippXh— @WiganCouncil 21 August 2014
In the borough as a whole, 63 per cent of pupils achieved five or more GCSEs at A* to C grades including English and maths, which is higher than the national average.
#resultsday College isn't the only route for young people, there are great opportunities in apprenticeships http://t.co/wsSiiW2a6S— @WiganCouncil 21 August 2014
Remember to tweet your questions to @WiganCouncil for careers advice.
Our careers adviser Dave is ready and waiting for any and all if your questions on #resultsday #GCSE http://t.co/nDaRVRvuS6
— @WiganCouncil 21 August 2014
Paige Mountford is very happy to have passed everything at Fred Longworth. She achieved an A* in health and social care which she plans to study at college.
Ben Aspden is thrilled with his results from Fred Longworth - especially maths as he is off to study it, graphic design, product design and psychology at college in September.
Three year eight students at Fred Longworth, Marcus Ko, Matthew Robetrs and Leon Smith-Morris have achieved A*s and As in a statistics GCSE after they passed their maths GCSE in year seven.
100 per cent of students at Westleigh High School have achieved five A* - G grades with 51 per cent getting A* - C grades.
Westleigh High School head teacher John Banks said: “We are all absolutely delighted for the students who have gained these excellent results."
RT @StagecoachGM: Good luck to everyone getting their #GCSE results today. #Manchester #Stockport #Wigan http://t.co/dMtoqoKets— @BizLunchNetwork 21 August 2014
Ellie Farrell is in shock after getting eight A*s and three As.
Charlotte Mackey got 12 A*. She wasn't expecting it at all but is thrilled and overwhelmed. She is staying at St Mary's to study English, psychology, biology and Spanish.
Chloe Cullen is very happy with her results and shocked after doing a lot better than she thought. She is staying at St Mary's to study Spanish, English, psychology and sociology.
We're off to St Mary's in Astley next.
Callum McCarmick is celebrating after getting six A*s, two As and two Bs. He is happiest with his mark in French getting an A instead of a predicted C.
Olivia Guest has passed everything she wanted to even music which she thought was impossible and is off to study musical theatre at Pendleton.
Emma Crook has got all A*, As and Bs. She is off to Pendleton to study musical theatre.
Wigan Council is holding a live Q and A on the its Twitter account with a career advisers following the release of GCSE results at 12.30pm today.
On our way to Fred Longworth. Let's hope for the same happy scenes there.
Nervous faces soon turn to joy
Adam Cachia is thrilled with his results and is off to Pendleton College.
Pupils at Westleigh with head teacher John Banks.
Chloe Ahern is very happy with her results and is off to Salford City College to study NHS nursing
The first pupils are arriving at Westleigh High School.