For thousands of students in England and Wales the wait for A-level results can often be long and stressful.
Our students got their results live on Thursday's programme
Good grades can help secure an elusive university place, or might be necessary to get a foot on the career ladder.
Today on Breakfast:
Our reporter Sarah Campbell was at Sutton Coldfield College near Birmingham with some students who opened their results live on Breakfast
We met two far from typical A-level students.
Betty and Chris: not your average A-level candidates
Betty Allen, who's 78 and her daughter Chris Branton, 50, chose to go online - and have just completed the country's only online English A-level.
Betty has diabetes and sight problems and her daughter has a teenage family - so neither of them found studying plain sailing.
If you missed the moment when they opened their results live on Breakfast, we can reveal that Betty passed with a D and Chris also passed - with a C grade.
And we talked to two highly successful business people who've managed to have pretty good careers without A-levels: entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne and PR Guru Lynne Franks.
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BBC News online has plenty on the choices on offer, including this article by the Qualifications Authority's exams doctor