SCHOOL children across East Lancashire will be getting their GCSE results tomorrow.

After weeks of waiting and months of hard work, thousands of youngsters will be enrolling at colleges and sixth forms to start their A-level and BTEC studies.

Under the biggest shake-up of exams in England for a generation, GCSEs have been toughened up, and traditional A*-G grades scrapped and replaced with a 9-1 system, with 9 the highest grade.

Once pupils have received their results they will be able to visit their chosen college and enrol onto a course.

Ben Taylor head of marketing at Blackburn College said: “Blackburn College is looking forward to welcoming students who have just collected their GCSE Results.

"Enrolment starts at 10am on Thursday and we will be enrolling through to 7pm.

"Similarly students can attend enrolment on Friday, or Tuesday August 28.

“All a student needs to do is bring their results to Blackburn College and come to the Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre.

"Our team will help secure them a place on a course that’s right for them.

"We can do everything in one go – including making sure students are able to get a great value £30 per term bus pass and a kit and uniform if needed.”

“It doesn’t matter if you’ve done better or not as well as expected – we have careers advisors and a full team on hand to enable students to enrol on the right course for them."

According to research by Cambridge Assessment, as few as 200 students could score a clean sweep of 9s in all of their GCSEs this year.

A St Mary's College spokesman said: "Congratulations to all students receiving their GCSE results tomorrow.

"St Mary’s College will be enrolling and we are looking forward to meeting all of our new students."

Exams regulator Ofqual said it uses statistical processes to ensure that results are comparable year-on-year, and to ensure that students who are he first to take the new-style qualifications are not disadvantaged in any way.

Wendy Higgin, vice principal at Accrington and Rossendale College said: “Congratulations to everyone receiving their GCSE results.

"Accrington and Rossendale College is enrolling until 7pm tomorrow and again until 4pm Friday, we have a number of career-focused full-time courses and apprenticeship vacancies available.

"If you are still not sure come and talk to our expert and friendly career advisors team.

"We look forward to seeing you soon."

The Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust has said anyone worried about their results can contact their helpline on 0800 915 4640.