Education Minister Huw Lewis has defended the slight dip in this year's top GCSE grades, saying 'it's to be expected' given the ongoing drive to make core subjects more rigorous.
The percentage of pupils achieving grades A* - C in Wales has dipped by 0.1% this year compared to 2012, while the percentage of students achieving the top grade of A* has fallen from 6.5% to 6.1%.
But the percentage of students achieving grades A* and A has remained the same as last year at 19.2% - and the overall pass rate is stable at 98.7%.
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Party support has changed little since May’s election, leaving Wales on course for a National Assembly with a significant UKIP presence.
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