THOUSANDS of school pupils across Dorset will receive their GCSE results tomorrow.

GCSE students anxiously awaiting their results will now be able to opt for grades based on their teachers’ estimates rather than the controversial algorithm devised by exams regulator Ofqual.

Teachers were told to submit the grades they thought each student would most likely have received if they had sat the papers, after this summer’s exams were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

It comes following a government U-turn on Monday on exam results with students in England told their A-level grades will now be based teachers’ assessments if they were higher than the moderated grades they received.

Ofqual revealed that nearly two in five A-level grades in England were reduced from teachers’ predictions.

This Thursday, the Daily Echo will once again be bringing you live coverage on our website and social media channels with results coming from schools.

Due to social distancing measures, we will be changing how we cover the day to ensure safety to everyone.

Rather than having multiple reporters attending lots of different schools, we’re asking for pictures to be sent to us to minimise any transmission risk to staff, pupils and families.

Schools can send results and pictures to newsdesk@bournemouthecho.co.uk.

Parents can also contact us at the same email address with their own pictures of their sons and daughters and success stories.