Information for parents and learners

These pages are for parents and carers of students who would like further information on the changes to qualifications that are in schools and colleges across Wales.

Qualifications

Qualifications are the passport to any young person’s future, so it is important that everyone understands what is happening in Welsh education and why we’re making these improvements.

Changes

These pages guide explains what is changing and what this means for your children.

  • Why are we changing?
  • GCSEs;
  • AS and A levels;
  • the Welsh Baccalaureate;
  • vocational qualifications

News

Changes recommended after record early entry for GCSEs in Wales

Monday 16/10/2017

Changes recommended after record early entry for GCSEs in Wales

Qualifications Wales has published its research into the growing practice of schools entering pupils for their GCSE exams early, and has recommended changes to ensure that the interests of pupils are put first.

New curriculum timeline welcomed by Qualifications Wales

Tuesday 26/09/2017

New curriculum timeline welcomed by Qualifications Wales

Qualifications Wales has welcomed the Welsh Government’s decision to publish a new timeline for the introduction of the new curriculum.

Teacher workshops (ICT Sector Review) - North and South Wales

Monday 11/09/2017

Teacher workshops (ICT Sector Review) - North and South Wales

We are holding two activity-based workshops for teachers and lecturers of ICT, one in north Wales and one in south Wales.