Gareth Pierce of the WJEC
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A-level results: Top grades please WJEC exam chief

14 August 2014 Last updated at 11:22 BST

The percentage of Welsh students achieving the highest A-level grades has risen for the first time in five years, but the overall pass rate fell.

The number of pupils who gained A* grades is up from 6% in 2013 to 6.7% - the highest since the grade was introduced in 2010.

But the proportion of students achieving A* to E grades fell slightly from 97.6% to 97.5%.

Gareth Pierce, chief executive of the WJEC exam board, said he was pleased with the rise in top grades in Wales.

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