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Penarth pupils wait for GCSE results - how did they do?

Pupils studying GCSEs in Wales have closed the gap with other parts of the UK.

Results released to GCSE pupils on Thursday showed there had been an increase in the percentage of students receiving A* to C grades.

There was a rise in the proportion of those getting top grades but the overall pass rate fell slightly.

There was also a drop in the top grades for English following the introduction of an exam unique to Wales.

This year for the first time, there has been an English language exam unique to Wales.

It was first sat in January, but there are concerns after lower than expected grades in January led to more than 100 schools complained about lower than expected grades.

Penarth pupils Will Rotherham (white top) and Tom Morton were on the tennis court, as they reflected on what they wanted.

We catch up with them later to find out how they got on.

  • 21 Aug 2014
  • From the section Wales
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