It is an emotional time of year for students, parents and teachers alike as those all important grades are released, and Chelmsford too has been celebrating after the latest A Level results were released.
All over the country, students have been receiving their A level results, determining the next steps in life for many young adults.
A number of students at schools across Chelmsford were celebrating straight A success when A-Level results were dished out as the pass rate nationally rose again for the 29th year in a row.
Chelmsford High School for Girls, in Broomfield Road, was open from 7am so its students could contact UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) and their chosen universities as quickly as possible due to competition for places this year being "fiercer than ever" according to headteacher, Nicole Chapman.
She said: "It's because of the fees going up next year. Students who may have chosen to take a gap year have chosen not to because of the situation, which is a shame as gap years are very enriching for youngsters.
"I think it's sad, I understand why they're doing it but it's not a good way to start working life, to be saddled with huge debts."
Students at Chelmer Valley High School, in Court Road, Broomfield, achieved a 100% pass rate in 22 subjects with an overall pass rate in all subjects in excess of 99%.
Vicky Lucas, head of sixth form at the school, said: "I'm really proud of all the efforts of the students. They've all done extremely well."
Moulsham High School, in Brian Close, Chelmsford, celebrated its best ever A-Level pass rate of 99.2%. Nearly half of all grades received in more than 13 subjects were A* to B.