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GCSE results reveal an overall pass rate of 98.7% in Wales this year, with A*-C grades remaining stable at 66.6%.
But A*-A grades have fallen by 0.2%, compared with that in 2014.
Official figures have revealed how the English regions fared in terms of their GCSE results this year.
- North-east England saw the biggest year-on-year rise in the number of candidates receiving grade C or above.
- East Midlands and south-east England were the only two regions to show a fall in the number of candidates receiving grade C or above.
- London showed the biggest rise in candidates getting A* or A
- South-east England showed the greatest fall.
The head of the Joint Council for Qualifications has said there is very little change in this year's GCSE results but education policies are continuing to impact on entry patterns and results.
At a national level there is very little change in this year's results but we do see educational policies continuing to have an effect on entry patterns and results at a subject level. This is particularly the case in English, mathematics and the sciences.