Today, Qualifications Wales has published their report - Qualified for the future: The Right Choices for Wales. The report outlines their decisions on a range of issues, including a new generation of GCSEs which will cover a variety of subjects from Mathematics to Dance. These new qualifications will be designed to support the delivery of Wales' new curriculum, ensuring qualifications are fit for the future.
Commenting on this pivotal announcement is Ian Morgan, WJEC Chief Executive: "We welcome the announcement by Qualifications Wales. This report signals an exciting era for education in Wales, where we have the opportunity to develop innovative qualifications that are fit for the future, both in terms of content and assessment.
'We look forward to working closely with Qualifications Wales, schools and colleges, and a range of stakeholders from across Wales and further afield in the next steps towards developing a suite of dynamic and engaging qualifications."
As part of this reform, and to ensure the views of stakeholders from across Wales are heard in the development of these new qualifications, Qualifications Wales has also announced the launch of a national conversation programme. Through this initiative, they will deliver proposals for the new qualifications by summer 2022, that will be available to learners in Wales from 2025.
To read their report in full and to participate in the national conversation, please visit the Qualifications Wales website.