School Pupils' GCSE Success

It's GCSE results day - and it looks like most of North Wales' school pupils have passed every exam!

In Gwynedd 99.5% of entrants got grades A* - G - that's higher than the national average of 98.7%.  The percentage gaining grades A*- C improved from last year to 70.5% while the percentage of higher grades [A* and A] rose to 20.1%.

In Anglesey 99.2% got grades A* - G - higher again than the national average.   The percentages achieving grades A* and A -18.2% and grades A*- C - 64.9% are slightly lower than the national figures but the Council there says the performance is "very pleasing".

In Conwy 98.8% got grades A* - G and 66.1% managed A*-C.

In Denbighshire 98% achieved grades A* - G and those with A* - C grades reached 61%, up 3% from last year - but below the national average.  The Council there says it continues a "trend of improvement".

In Flintshire 99.4% passed their exams with A*-G grades with 69.8% achieving A*-C.

Overall in Wales 66.4% of pupils received A*-C grades compared to 68.1% across the UK.

Time to Celebrate

Heart's Steffan Messenger went along to Ysgol Tryfan in Bangor to see how some of the pupils there had got on.

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