Hundreds of pupils in the county raced to school this morning to collect their all-important GCSE results after what has been another challenging year.
Their final grades have been based on teacher assessments of what they felt students would have achieved if summer exams had taken place.
Many secured top GCSE grades of 7, 8, and 9 – equivalent to A* and A in the old grading system – despite the disruption of Covid-19.
Take a look at these 15 photos of happy students collecting their final GCSE grades across Derbyshire today.
1. Results day
Shirebrook Academy pupil Lauren Milliband picked up seven GCSEs, including three 8s, and a distinction-star in dance
Photo: Shirebrook Academy
2. Results day
Eckington School pupils Evie Thompson, Amellia Cook and Hannah Ridgway
Photo: Brian Eyre
3. Results day
Tupton Hall School student Joshua Cooper achieved a brilliant four Grade 8s and five Grade 7s, with views of heading to Chesterfield College to study Applied Science
Photo: Tupton Hall School
4. Results day
Netherthorpe School students Daisy Manning, Megan Lowry and Emily Leader celebrating their GCSE results
Photo: Netherthorpe School