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A snapshot of GCSE results acrossWales.

BLAENAUGWENT: The number of pupils gaining five or more A*-C grades reached 50.4%, the region's best ever.The percentage of passes at A*-C increased to 59%.

BRIDGEND:The proportion of candidates achieving grades A*-C has risen to 65.7%, with 98.9% obtaining a pass at grades A*-G. CAERPHILLY: The percentage of pupils achieving five A*-C grades increased to 61% from 54% last year, while the overall pass rate stayed the same at 97.9%.

CARMARTHENSHIRE: A total of 7.3% of pupils were awarded the highest possible grade of A*, with 20.9% obtaining the highest two grades, A* and A. CARDIFF: The percentage of grades A*-G awarded stayed the same at 98.1%, while the number achieving the higher A*-C grades was 68.2%, 1.6% better than in 2009.

CEREDIGION: A total of 99.5% were graded A*-G, with 21.6% of the entries achieving A* and A grades and 69.4% grades A*-C. CONWY: Students recorded an overall pass rate of 98.8% for grades A*-G, with 66.1% achieving the higher grades A*-C. DENBIGHSHIRE: Reported an overall pass rate of 98% for grades A*-G, with students achieving five A*-C up 3% to 61% in total.

FLINTSHIRE: The total pass rate was slightly up on last year, at 99.4%. Higher grade (A*-C) passes stood at 69.8%, which was up 1.5% on 2009.

GWYNEDD: A total of 99.5% of pupils achieved grades A*-G across all subjects and 20.1% gained grades A* and A, up from 19.8% last year.

MERTHYR TYDFIL: The overall percentage A*-G pass rate (97.9%) was up 1.6% on last year, while there was a 2.7% increase in the percentage achieving A*-C grades, to 54.8%. MONMOUTHSHIRE: The number of students achieving the A*-G pass rate was 98.7%, with 65.5% obtaining an A*-C grade.

NEATH PORT TALBOT: A total of 69% of entries were awarded passes at A*-C. The percentage of students picking up top A*-A grades was 18%.

NEWPORT: Reported a 97.9% provisional pass rate of A*-G, with an improvement of 1.6% on higher grades, at 64.2%.

PEMBROKESHIRE: The overall pass rate was 98.5%, and the percentage of pupils gaining A*-C grades at WJEC level was 62.4%.

POWYS: Nearly seven out of 10 results (69%) were at grades A*-C. The overall pass rate of grades A*-G was similar to last year's level at just over 99%.

RHONDDA CYNON TAF: Exactly 98% of students attained a pass, with 60.1% securing grades A*-C.

SWANSEA: A total of 98.5% of entries resulted in passes at grades A*-G. A figure of 68% achieved the higher grades of A*-C. TORFAEN: The overall pass rate at grades A*-G was marginally down on last year at 98%, with the percentage of pupils achieving A*-A grades up to 15.9% from 14.8%. VALE OF GLAMORGAN: Reported an overall pass rate of 98.8%, while 23.8% obtained a grade A* or A.

WREXHAM: There were 59.2% passes at grades A*-C, an improvement of 2.3% on last year's results. A total of 61% of pupils achieved five or more A*-C grades, an increase of 5%.

YNYS MON: The percentage gaining grades A*-C fell from 68.3% last year to 64.9%. The percentage achieving higher grades also dropped, while the overall pass rate was higher than the national average at 99.2%.
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