Qualified for the future

Reimagining qualifications for the new curriculum

Consultation – The Right Choice for Wales

In October we will confirm the outcomes of our recent consultation, The Right Choice for Wales, on the main range of GCSE subjects and made-for-Wales qualifications that will be available to support the new curriculum.

We thank everyone who responded to the consultation and attended the series of webinars that ran alongside it. We received over 1,500 responses from a wide range of stakeholders, with many coming directly from learners.

Many respondents asked about the other qualifications that will make up the whole coherent and inclusive offer for learners aged 14-16. Over coming months, we will be doing research and speaking to stakeholders to develop proposals for what the whole qualifications offer should include.  

Next steps to create qualifications fit for the future

Our focus now is to work closely with stakeholders to reimagine the key features of future GCSEs and the wider qualification offer.

We want teachers and educational professionals to help us shape the new qualifications, and we are keen to recruit teachers to help us do this.  This will be a dynamic process to help us explore and reimagine the relationship between the curriculum, teaching practice and assessment

There are two ways in which a member of teaching staff can get involved.

  1. They could apply to support a focused working group that develops ideas for designing individual qualifications, or
  2. They could join a wider stakeholder group to offer feedback in response to emerging questions, ideas and proposals relating to a particular Area of Learning and Experience.

For more information, see below:

  1. Subject practitioner brief and application form

Closing date 5 October 2021

  1. AoLE group member briefing and application form

Closing date 30 September

  1. Monitoring form for both roles to be completed

For more information on these opportunities, please e-mail reform@qualificationswales.org


Closed - Qualified for the future - main consultation document             Closed - Qualified for the future - Youth Friendly consultation