Students across Hyndburn are celebrating after another year of record GCSE results.
Hundreds of students at borough's six high schools collected their results today.
Nationally 69.1 per cent of all GCSE entries were awarded at least a C grade, up two percentage points on 2009.
More than one in five (22.6 per cent) entries achieved an A* or an A, up one percentage point on last year.
The rises came despite the number of entries dipping again this year - there were more than 5.37m entries, compared with 5.47m in 2009.
Overall girls are still doing better than boys. More than seven in 10 (72.6 per cent) of girls' GCSE entries gained at least a C compared with 65.4 per cent of boys.