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Top A-level grades dip in Wales

The percentage of Welsh pupils receiving the highest A-level grades has fallen for the fourth year.

However, the overall pass rates for the examinations in Wales has remained the same as last year.

The number of pupils who gained A* to E grades remained at 97.6%.

But there was a fall in the proportion gaining A* or A grades from 23.6% last year to 22.9%. It was 25% in 2009.

BBC Wales' education correspondent Arwyn Jones has been taking a look at the results.

Wales' top A-level grades fall again

  • 15 Aug 2013
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