Wales has continued to close the gap on the rest of the UK in overall GCSE results, with a higher proportion of pupils here achieving A* - C grades, and top grades.
The overall pass rate has fallen in Wales, but also across the UK, to reach the same level at 98.5 per cent.
Ofqual, the exam regulator in England, has warned that English pupils should expect 'variability' in results, due to changes to changes to the exam system - with a shift to final exams rather than modular units.
Those changes have not happened in Wales.
Overall GCSE results 2014:
- In Wales, 19.4% received A* or A - up from 19.2% last year
- Across UK, 21.3% received A* or A - the same as last year
- In Wales, 66.6% received A* - C - up from 65.7% last year
- Across UK, 68.8% received A* - C - up from 68.1% last year
- In Wales, 98.5% received A* - E - down from 98.7% last year
- Across UK, 98.5% received A* - E - down from 98.8% last year
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