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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.

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Students prepare for future after today's GCSE results

Celebrations or commiserations? Thousands of pupils across Wales received their GCSE results today as figures show the overall pass rate here has remained the same at 98.7%.

Education Minister Huw Lewis has defended the slight dip in those achieving the top grades, saying it is 'to be expected' as the drive continues to make core subjects more rigorous.

And figures revealed Welsh students are still behind those in England and Northern Ireland - though that gulf is narrowing.

If you have received your GCSE or Welsh Baccalaureate results and are planning what to do next, click here for information and guidance.

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