Pupils prepare for GCSE results

GCSE results are released today Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Thousands of school pupils across Wales will receive their GCSE results later. Last year there were more than 291,000 entries with 65.4 per cent resulting in grades A* to C, 19.2 per cent received A or A* grades and 6.5 per cent achieved A*.

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Thousands receive GCSE grades

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 achieving the top grade of A* has fallen.