Rachel said: “Congratulations to all GCSE students in Redditch who are receiving their results today. I hope all your hard work has paid off. If you didn’t get the grades you wanted, don’t panic, it’s not the end of the world. You can still achieve what you want. I’m sure your school or college will be able to advise you on the many options available to you.

“Whatever you decide to do now, whether you’re planning to study A Levels, start an apprenticeship or head to college, I want to wish you all the very best of luck for the future.”