Ian Morgan, Chief Executive to present keynote speech on 14-16 qualification reforms in Wales

Ian Morgan, Chief Executive to present keynote speech on 14-16 qualification reforms in Wales

Ian will lead a session on the design and implementation of our new suite of Made-for-Wales GCSEs at a Policy Forum for Wales event, which will explore the next steps for 14-16 qualifications reform in Wales.

Commenting on his participation at the flagship conference, Ian Morgan, CEO WJEC, said: "As the leading awarding body in Wales, we are proud to be developing a new suite of made-for-Wales GCSEs and related qualifications, all of which are being carefully designed to support the ambitions of the Curriculum for Wales.

We are adopting a co-construction approach to the development and are ensuring that voices from across Wales are heard and considered.

We recently published our Qualification Outlines, which will form the basis of our specification development. We are confident that our new qualifications will provide learners with unique learning opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills to enable them to flourish in a global market.

In addition, Qualifications Wales recently published their Full 14-16 Offer, and based on our experience in the delivery of skills-based qualifications, such as the Skills Challenge Certificates, our teams are confident that we can enhance our offering to provide learners with broader learning experiences.

I look forward to sharing more at the Policy Forum for Wales conference and taking part in further constructive discussions and debate."

Ian will lead a session titled ‘Considering the design and implementation of Made-for-Wales GCSEs’, where he will explore WJEC’s approach to the development of a suite of new GCSEs, which will be available to centres to teach from September 2025.

Conference content

The online conference will be taking place on Tuesday 12 March, and will focus on implementation of the new 14-16 qualifications in Wales, including priorities for delivery and assessment.

The event will feature keynote sessions from Cassy Taylor, Director of Qualifications Policy and Reform, Qualifications Wales, and Alex Ingram, Head of Qualifications Assessment, Welsh Government.

Delegates will discuss key findings from Qualifications Wales’ recent consultation report, as well as how ongoing reform can provide qualifications that fit the increased breadth of the new Curriculum for Wales, and support learners for work and life.

To book your place, please visit Policy Forum for Wales’ website.