There have been celebrations and also commiserations at schools across Wales today with the publication of this summer's A-Level results
The gap between students here and in other parts of the UK has widened for the second year running. In Wales, the numbers getting grades between A star to E stayed at 97.6%. Across Wales, England and N.Ireland, that number rose to 98.1%
There was also a slight fall in the number of people getting the top A or A star grades. That was 22 point 9 percent -- down from 25 percent in 2009
So what do those figures mean for the thousands of students who've had their results today? Nicola Hendy reports from one Cardiff college.
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