TEENS celebrated their success as they hit the town last night after a much-anticipated results A Levels results day.
But after a tense day some went a little too hard as students from across the UK headed out to toast all their efforts.
Wales News Service A group of happy girls celebrate in Cardiff after opening their results
The youngsters had anxiously waited to find out if they had got into their chosen unis before nervously ripping open their results envelope.
It was revealed yesterday pass rates today dropped to their lowest level in eight years following a shake-up which made the exams tougher for pupils.
But it wasn’t all bad news as some of the higher achievers were seen jumping for joy with more than one of four exam results were an A or A*.
Earlier in the day they had been pictured posing with their parents as they proudly revealed their success.
Wales News Service All across the country youngsters hit the town to celebrate their A Level success
Wales News Service But for some the excitement was too much as pals had to keep a friend upright
Wales News Service This pair were seen in Cardiff after a big night out on A Level results day
North News and Pictures This young man pauses to collect his thoughts after having a heavy night out in Newcastle
North News and Pictures One reveller is seem slumped against a lamppost in Newcastle after hitting the town on results day
North News and Pictures The queues for clubs across the UK were long as teens hit the town for the much-anticipated night out
Wales News Service This pair seemed thrilled to be celebrating their results together in Cardiff
SWNS:South West News Service Party-goers pose happily in Leeds as they celebrate their exam results
SWNS:South West News Service Youngsters look like they are having fun as they party in Leeds
And as night fell groups of young and ecstatic revellers poured into the bars and clubs across the country.
But many were seen taking things slightly too far in their excitement, with a number seen slumped on the floor or being propped up by their pals.
Boys continue to outperform girls at the highest grades, figures show, with 26.6 per cent of boys’ entries awarded at least an A grade, compared to 26.2 per cent for entries from their female peers.
North News and Pictures Newcastle revellers hit the town as they celebrate their A Level resuls
SWNS:South West News Service Pals dressed up and headed out in Leeds to party the night away
SWNS:South West News Service Friends hit the town on the much-anticipated night out after getting their exam results
Wales News Service Many danced in the street with joy after ripping open the terrifying brown envelopes earlier in the day
North News and Pictures Teens got their glad rags on as they hit the town in Newcastle last night
And in total, 26.4 per cent of UK entries were given one of the two top grades – up 0.1 percentage points on 2017.
It is the second year in a row that the A*-A pass rate has risen, as the overall A*-E pass rate has also fallen 0.3 percentage points to 97.6 per cent – the lowest level since 2010.
The figures come in the wake of a major exams overhaul – with
24 A-level subjects now reformed.