Handsworth Grange School and it’s the beginning of a very happy hour.
It started at 9am when excited GCSE students began to arrive.
Minutes later they were tearing at the large white envelopes and discovering how they had done.
And then whoops, shrieks, hugs and kisses started.
Friends had travelled to the school in groups.
Some had walked to the Handsworth school, others arrived on the 52 bus – and most had something to smile about.
Emma Roberts, who achieved four A*s, six Bs and three Cs, said: “I’m really pleased.
“I’m not the type of person who listens to everything in the classroom. But I revise like mad at home and thankfully it’s paid off.”
Emma now plans to study health and social care in the school’s sixth form and says eventually she would like to become social worker.
For Sam Thompson, from Handsworth, it’s sports all the way.
“I got an A and an A* in PE,” said sporty Sam who also plays basketball for the Junior Sharks.
“I now plan to study for a BTec in sports at Peaks College.
“Then who knows?”
Arty Gabriella Lodge, from Handsworth, got the B grade in art she needed to study the subject further at Hillsborough College.
Eva Bewick, from Woodhouse, got the five Bs she needed and will now go on to study A-level business at King Edward VII.
By 10am most of the teenagers had picked up their results.
Holly Senior was especially pleased with her Bs in History and RE.
She said: “I got the grades I needed to go on to Peaks College where I will study for my A-levels.
“Then hopefully it’s off to university to study psychology, which I find to be a fascinating subject.”
Hannah Simmonite, from Handsworth, was busily texting her mum with the good news that she had achieved the grades she need to study business at Peaks College.
“I’m pleased with my grades, and very relieved to have got on the course.”