The percentage of pupils achieving grades A* - C in Wales this year has remained similar to last year, with a slight drop of 0.1% - but the number of students achieving the top grade of A* has fallen.
- 65.7% of students achieved grades A* - C in Wales - compared with 65.8% last year.
- The percentage of students achieving the top grades (A* and A) has remained the same as last year at 19.2%
- The percentage of students achieving grade A* has fallen this year - from 6.5% to 6.1%
The overall pass rate (grades A* - G) has also remained the same as last year at 98.7%.
Meanwhile figures show the gulf in those achieving key GCSE results has narrowed between Wales and England, primarily because results there have dipped.
This year has also seen record entries and achievement in the Intermediate and Foundation levels of the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification.
86.6% achieved the core certificate at intermediate level (81.7% last year), while 83.0% achieved the core certificate at foundation level (71.4% last year).
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