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Students discover GCSE results

23 August 2012 Last updated at 08:37 BST

GCSE results being published on Thursday will reveal whether Wales has caught up with other parts of the UK.

Last year, a record gap emerged at A* to C, despite the fact results had improved in the top grades.

BBC Radio Wales reporter Gilbert John is at Ysgol y Gwendraeth near Cross Hands in Carmarthenshire with pupils finding out their results.

GCSE performance gap in spotlight