FLINTSHIRE and Wrexham councils have praised students across their counties following GCSE results day on Thursday.

Councillor Ian Roberts, Flintshire Council’s cabinet member for education and youth, said: "On behalf of Flintshire County Council, I would like to congratulate all our pupils on their GCSE results this year.

"Once again our pupils have performed well and achieved high standards in these important examinations. I would also like to express our thanks to all the staff in schools who have worked so hard to enable their students’ success and to all the parents and carers who have provided support and encouragement to their children.

“I hope that these results will enable the students to proceed to post-16 education courses or to find suitable employment. Whatever course they follow, we wish them every success.”

Chief Officer for Education and Youth, Claire Homard, added: "The council is pleased to offer its congratulations to the students, teachers, parents and carers of Flintshire on these good GCSE results.

"They are a result of the commitment and hard work of our students and the staff supporting them and their success is richly deserved.”

Students across Wrexham will be celebrating today following their achievements in their GCSE results.

Cllr Phil Wynn, lead member for education, said: “Students can be very proud of their achievements. They have worked hard to do so well and I would like to congratulate them for their efforts and also to thank teachers, support staff and parents for their support to the students."

Ian Roberts, chief officer for education and early intervention, said: “The results achieved by the pupils across the borough are the result of a great deal of hard work and commitment.

"Students of all abilities have done very well and we should all be proud of their achievements. Many thanks to our schools and to the families of the pupils for all of their support and encouragement. I wish all of the pupils the very best for the future whether they continue to study or to enter the world of work.”