AN anxious wait is almost over for thousands of South Derbyshire young people who took their GCSEs this summer.
Results are due out on Thursday, August 21, and Derbyshire County Council says there is advice for everyone.
Last year, 59.1 per cent of pupils in Derbyshire achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C.
Legislation means all school leavers have to stay on in education or training until they are 18.
Councillor Kevin Gillott, the council's deputy leader and cabinet member for children and young people, said: "It is a nervous time waiting for exam results but I hope students are rewarded for their efforts over the last two years.
"It's really important for students to know what options are open to them as they stay on in education or training.
"Whatever their results, help is available including from schools and county advisers."