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GCSE grades rise, but sharp fall in English

Hundreds of thousands of pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have been receiving their GCSE results.

There has been a sharp fall in English GCSE grades, but on average across all GCSE subjects this year's results show a rise in A* to C grades.

Exam officials revealed that 68.8% of entries scored A*-C, up 0.7 percentage points on last summer.

Alex Forsyth reports.

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