The percentage of pupils in Pembrokeshire achieving WJEC grades A* or A in GCSE examinations this year is 18.3 per cent – slightly higher than last year (18 per cent).

The percentage of pupils in Pembrokeshire achieving A* – C grades is 66.0 per cent (the Wales figure is 66.6 per cent).

The A* - G percentage pass rate in Pembrokeshire is 99.1 per cent.

Pembrokeshire County Council’s Head of Education, Kate Evan-Hughes, said: “Overall provisional results in Pembrokeshire show some areas of improvement, however we are aware that there is more work to be done.

“We will continue to work with all schools to ensure that Pembrokeshire’s pupils achieve the best possible outcomes.

“We congratulate all of the students on their achievements. Their results are down to the commitment and hard work of the pupils, the dedication of teaching staff and the support of their families. We wish them every success in their future.”

Pembrokeshire County Council Leader, Councillor Jamie Adams, said: “While overall there is evidence of a sustained improvement, there are still some schools with a number of challenges.

“Pembrokeshire, as part of the Education through Regional Working team, will work closely to ensure that best practice is shared among all schools within the region. This will help in continuing to drive educational standards upwards.”