GCSE results see increase in A*-C grades

The proportion of students receiving A*-C grades in their GCSE exams has risen for the first time in three years.

Just over 68.8% of exam entries were in this bracket - an increase of 0.7 percentage points on last summer. Maths results graded C or above were significantly higher while English results drop by 4.8 percentage points.

Girls once again lead pass rates at grade C and above, with 73.1% of girls' entries scoring A*-C compared with 64.3% of boys'.

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GCSE results see increase in A*-C grades

There were celebrations and commiserations today as hundreds of thousands of pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland received their GCSE exams results.

The proportion of students receiving A*-C grades in their GCSE exams has risen for the first time in three years.

ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen reports.

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