Thousands of pupils from across Waltham Forest, Redbridge and Epping Forest will receive their GCSE grades today.

From 9am pupils will start arriving at schools to open results that will determine what they do in September and even further ahead, a week after schools across East London and Essex celebrated record-breaking A level results.

Some introduced changes to GCSE’s will start to take effect this year, with the results including pupils retaking English and Maths after failing to achieve A* to C grades for the first time.

The government now requires pupils to carry on studying the subjects if they fail to achieve a higher grade at first.

Changes to the grading system have yet to be brought in, and there have been suggestions nationwide that average marks could increase slightly.

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