PUPILS across Wrexham and Llangollen have been jumping for joy after receiving their GCSE results.
Months of hard work paid off for hundreds of youngsters across the county borough as they opened their results envelopes.
A total of 95 per cent of pupils achieved the level one threshold – equivalent to five GCSEs at grade A* to G, in line with previous years’ performance.
More than three quarters of pupils achieved the level two threshold gaining at least five passes at A*-C – up on last year’s performance of 67 per cent.
More than half of pupils achieved at least five A*-C passes including English or Welsh (first language) and maths – up from last year’s performance of 45 per cent.
More than 1,211 pupils sat GCSEs, vocational and skills qualifications this year.
Cllr Michael Williams, lead member for children’s services and education, said: “I congratulate our pupils for their diligence and hard work.
“I wish them well as they move to the next stage of their lives, be it further education, training or employment.”
John Davies, Wrexham’s head of life-long learning said: “I warmly congratulate our young people on all their successes. With support from their teachers, parents and carers, they have worked very hard to achieve this level of performance.
“I am particularly pleased to see the significant improvement in the number of grades achieved at A*-C, particularly in the very important subjects of English or Welsh and mathematics.
“There have also been many outstanding achievements by pupils of all abilities and significant improvements made by some schools.”