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‘Pretending to cry, so my parents don’t get too mad’: Anxious GCSE students complain of sleepless night and fret over opening their exam results today

Teenagers across Britain struggled to sleep last night as they tossed and turned worrying about their GCSE exam results out today.

Pupils were faced with a gruelling new system this year introduced to make exams harder, grading them from 9 to 1 instead of A* to G. 

The politicians behind the new grading scheme have faced a fierce backlash from teachers and students, with some even claiming it has led to a rise in mental health issues among pupils. 

Social media was awash with memes as youngsters took to Twitter and Facebook overnight to share their anxiety, preparing for their ‘lives to end tomorrow’ when they ‘fail their exams’.

While most joked about getting bad results, some shared uplifting messages urging their peers not to define themselves by their grades alone. 

As pupils head hands-shaking to their schools and colleges to pick up their results, MailOnline takes a look at the most hilarious and heart-wrenching GCSE results day posts.