EARLY indications show an increase above the Welsh national standards in students achieving A* - C grades across Denbighshire.

There were some excellent individual achievements across schools, with most young people progressing to their chosen pathways.

Denbighshire County Council said there is also a 'pleasing increase' in students achieving A* and A grades.

Councillor Huw Hilditch-Roberts, Denbighshire's Cabinet Lead Member for Education, Children’s Services and Public Engagement, said: "Yet again this year we have seen some great results in Denbighshire, with some outstanding performances from individuals across the county.

"The results reflect the hard work going on in our schools to maintain and improve performance and we must commend our students and staff for the tremendous amount of work and effort that went into preparing for their examinations.

"Young people are at the very heart of our Corporate Plan and we want to see them achieve and have the skills to progress to further education, alternative training or new careers.

"We would like to offer our sincere congratulations to the class of 2019 and we wish them every success in their chosen pathway.”