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Commenting on the GCSE and Welsh Baccalaureate results, Ms Chris Keates, General Secretary (Acting) of the NASUWT - The Teachers’ Union, said:

“Pupils and teachers are to be congratulated on their success today. This is the culmination of an immense amount of hard work and effort by young people and their teachers.

“Teachers and school leaders have pulled out all the stops despite a backdrop of job loss and pressures on funding to ensure that pupils did not suffer any disadvantage.”

Neil Butler, NASUWT National Official Wales, said:

“These results and the success seen reflect the hard work of our pupils and the dedication of their teachers. There are seven subjects that publish their first results today as new qualifications so for the overall picture to show an increase at A*-C is impressive.

“However, if such success is to continue the Welsh Government needs to address the continued funding gap with schools in England and the spiralling workloads of teachers and school leaders. Then we can ensure today’s achievements can continue to be replicated in future years.”

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