STUDENTS across Wales have been congratulated for their A Level and Welsh Baccalaureate results.
Owen Hathway, of teachers' union NUT Cymru, said students and teachers should be proud of the results.
He added: "Many months and years of hard work and dedication have gone into ensuring that these high standards have been achieved.
“It is particularly pleasing to see progress being made in the percentage of students receiving the top A-A* grades in key subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics and further Mathematics.
"These are a strong set of results that should rightly be commended and celebrated.”
He added: “Very often students will have gained their grades as a result of the extra work teachers have put in above and beyond their working hours."
Commenting on the A-level and Welsh Baccalaureate results, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT said: “It is clear that standards have been maintained across the board and credit for that must go to teachers who have, yet again, pulled out all the stops to ensure that young people are supported to achieve their best.
“That they have achieved these results against a backdrop of inadequate funding, pay cuts, attacks on their working conditions and the continuing uncertainty over the future of the A-level system in Wales is a testament to their dedication and skills.
“Despite rapidly deteriorating morale and relentless assaults on working conditions, teachers have still worked hard to focus on delivering the best outcomes for their students.”