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Rise in top grades boosts GCSE record

Pupils have achieved another GCSE record, with almost seven out of 10 entries (69.1%) being awarded a C grade or above.

Results just out show 22.6% of exams sat in England, Wales and Northern Ireland were awarded an A* or an A, up from 21.6% last year.

The pass rate rose for the 23rd year in a row, this year to 98.7% of entries.

Gillian Hargreaves reports.