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Consultation on Qualifications for the new Curriculum

Qualified for the future

Qualifications Wales’ consultation, ‘Qualified for the future’ is open. We would like to hear your views on the qualifications needed for the new curriculum.

There are approximately two weeks left to respond to the consultation, ‘Qualified for the future’, that suggests principles that will shape the range of qualifications for 16-year-olds.

The consultation seeks views on key aspects of the regulator’s approach to deciding the qualifications that will be available for 16-year-olds under the new curriculum. It outlines proposals to:

  • keep GCSEs as the central part of qualifications, but redesign them so that they have a good fit with the new curriculum;
  • that there should be a requirement for awarding bodies to make qualifications available bilingually;
  • include a stand-alone qualification that supports the development and assessment of the wider skills defined in the new curriculum; and,
  • establish a set of principles to streamline the range of qualifications available to schools.

The consultation runs until Friday, 7 February and we’re keen to hear from you. Full details, including the consultation documents, video interviews and information on how to respond, are on the Qualifications Wales website.

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