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GCSE results: English language 'comparable' as gap closes

Thousands of pupils around Wales are receiving their GCSE grades. Overall, Wales is continuing to close the gap with the rest of the UK. For English language, after shock low grades in January, the Welsh Government says final results are 'comparable' to last year, with only small falls.

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Pupils celebrate rise in A* to C grades at GCSE

Thousands of students across Wales got their GCSE results today, with some interesting results.

The number of pupils achieving the top grades of A*-C has risen by nearly one per cent from last year. The overall pass rate of A*-E fell in the same period.

One of the results being scrutinised was the new English Language qualification, which caused much controversy when the January exam gave unexpectedly low results.

Nicola Hendy reports.

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