Welsh qualifications reform welcomed by leading businesses and academia

Qualified for LifeEducation Minister, Huw Lewis, will today launch an awareness campaign to ensure everyone understands the changes. The new qualifications include two new GCSEs in maths, new GCSEs in English Language and Welsh Language, revised English and Welsh Literature GCSEs, a more rigorous Welsh Baccalaureate, and revised A levels and AS qualifications.

The new qualifications will place a greater focus on developing skills, particularly literacy and numeracy. The revised Welsh Baccalaureate will be graded at all its levels.  At Advanced level the grading structure and its size will be equivalent to an A level, further increasing its currency with Higher Education.

Information and resources have been developed to help learners, parents and teachers understand the changes. These include tailored information packs, animated presentations and a website –www.qualifiedforlife.org.uk – offering up-to-date information.

View the new and revised specifications on the WJEC web site

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