As she congratulated all the students on their achievement, Councillor Liz Saville Roberts, the Education Portfolio Leader for Gwynedd Council said:
"The GCSE results once again are good and are testament to the hard work and dedication of our young people, teachers and parents. We can be very proud of the educational success of young people which is vitally important to the future of the County.
"I would like to congratulate everyone who has succeeded in the examinations, and in particular those who have worked consistently to achieve their potential - this is not highlighted in raw figures and statistics. I would like to wish each and every one the very best in the next stage of their education and training. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank teachers for their hard work and dedication in supporting and inspiring young people in Gwynedd."
Dewi R. Jones, Head of Gwynedd Council's Education Department added:
"Once again, we can be very proud of the GCSE results in the schools. The percentage that have passed, gaining grades A*-G, is 98.4% and is higher than the national figure - this reflects the priority given to inclusion in our schools. In addition, the percentage gaining the higher grades [A*and A] is now 19.8% and grades A*-C is 69.4% - these figures are significantly higher than the national figures. The GCSE results for 2009 are good and pupils and staff are to be congratulated on their efforts and success."
"The results in all subjects are good but it is pleasing to note that the A*-C percentages in Welsh, English, Mathematics and Science are good once again this year which reflects the emphasis schools place on developing pupils' basic skills. The results in French, Religious Studies, Music and Drama are also good. I am also very pleased with the pupils' success in vocational courses such as Hospitality and Catering, Leisure and Tourism and Health and Social Care."