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Education chiefs in Suffolk have urged youngsters who fail to get the GCSE grades they want to take their time and consider alternatives such as apprenticeships and college courses ahead of GCSE results day this week.

With numbers replacing letters in some GCSE results this year, reflecting a new tougher curriculum, here is a guide to the new system for parents in Suffolk and Essex.

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Thousands of students in Suffolk and Essex are this week waiting for their GCSE results, but can you correctly answer these eight sample GCSE questions?

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A group of nine young people have completed a Prince’s Trust programme at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds.

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A single-minded mother has come to the rescue of sixth form students by setting the wheels in motion on a DIY school bus route.

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A 23-year-old woman from Ipswich got an insight into sports therapy at an elite level with a placement at a top basketball club in Spain.

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Education chiefs have praised the above-national A-level results in Suffolk amid radical changes to the exam system and curriculum.

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Hundreds of sixth-formers today received their long-awaited A-level grades across west Suffolk following the biggest exam shake-up in a generation.

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Hundreds of sixth-formers have discovered their much-anticipated A-level grades across east Suffolk following the biggest exam shake-up in a generation.

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For one Bury St Edmunds student, the experience of sitting her A-level exams was a lot less traumatic than her GCSEs.

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Alan Whittaker, principal of One sixth form in Ipswich, calls for period of stability in education after biggest A-level and GCSE reforms in a generation.

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An aspiring data scientist praised for developing a ground-breaking gadget which predicts pupils’ GCSE results has won a place at a top university to develop the project for real.

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An East Anglian college principal has quit following a damning Ofsted report.

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Hundreds of sixth-formers today discovered their long-awaited A-level grades across north-east Essex following the biggest exam shake-up in a generation.

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Thousands of students in Suffolk and Essex receive their long-awaited A-level results today, with early reports suggesting the region could post an unexpected rise in results amid national concerns over toughened-up reforms and exam “chaos”.

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Thousands of students in Suffolk today find out their A-level results. Here is a guide for parents and students about what happens on the day and what to do after discovering your results, with advice from the University of Suffolk and UCAS.

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Eleven people from the county and beyond will receive their awards in ceremonies taking place this autumn.

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An Ipswich Beaver Scouts group has been given a £500 cash boost to buy new sports and camping equipment.

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Technology students at One sixth form in Ipswich put their building skills to the test to craft a soap box vehicle in a national challenge.

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Laughter yoga, video blogging and languages will be among the leisure learning courses at Suffolk New College this September.

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Youngsters with special education needs from schools in Suffolk got the chance to meet a team of disabled motorsport drivers with a special trip to Snetterton.

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Education

This year Suffolk County Council is working to Raise the Bar and improve educational standards in the county.

Here we want to champion those that are striving to drive up attainment and give our students the best possible start in life.

We also want to highlight those areas where improvement is still needed.

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