Teenagers were congratulated for their GCSE exam results today.
National figures reveal that 69.4% of all GCSE exams were given at least a C grade - down 0.4 percentage points on last summer.
It is the first time the A*-C pass rate has fallen in the 24-year history of GCSEs. The exams were first taught in 1986, with the first exams taken in 1988.
There was also a fall in the proportion of GCSEs awarded the top grades, today's data shows.
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