Around 300,000 students across the UK are expecting their A level results today.

For the majority of students, it will be one of the most anxious days of their life so far and their biggest achievement to date. 

For those planning to enter higher education or start an apprenticeship, they will find out if they have met the conditions of offers.

The level of competition for places among universities remains fierce, but more places are available this year through the Ucas clearing site as the government has removed the cap on undergraduate numbers in England. 

Exam regulator, Ofqual, said there has been an increase in the number of students taking 'traditional' subjects such as physics and mathematics, which are favoured by universities but could result in fewer top grades.

There will be coverage throughout today on the Guardian website as reporters covering Waltham Forest, Wanstead and Woodford and Epping Forest head to schools and colleges.

We want to hear from teachers and students about their success stories and to send us photos of your achievements.

You can do so by emailing the relevant reporter below or tweet using #guardianresultsday

For Waltham Forest, contact

For Wanstead and Woodford, contact

For Epping Forest, contact