STUDENTS across north Essex will find out if their hard work has paid off today when they pick up their GCSE results.

Hundreds of 15 and 16-year-olds will be heading to back to school this morning to pick up those important grades.

Our reporters and photographers will be visiting a number of schools today to find out how everyone got on.

Follow our live coverage below and get involved using the hashtag #GCSEEssex.