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Assessment and the new curriculum

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Assessment image - infographic EnglishAssessment proposals will be part of the draft Curriculum for Wales 2022, to be published on 30 April 2019. As the new curriculum is built on progression, supporting learner progression is at the heart of the proposals.

Progression and the Curriculum for Wales 2022

‘Successful Futures’ recommended a change from the current phases and key stages to a continuum of learning from 3 – 16 years old. The new continuum has progression steps, reference points that relate broadly to expectations at 5, 8, 11, 14 and 16 years of age. These progression steps are set out as a series of achievement outcomes, which are broad expectations of learning over two to three-year periods. Read more

Generating tomorrow’s qualifications

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Quals Wales Emyr_George 2 - blogThe students sitting their exams this summer are part of Generation Z. Born at the turn of the century, for them the interconnected global world is the norm. Less than 10 years from now, it’ll be the turn of Generation Alpha – the children of Millennials.

What skills and knowledge will they need to be ready for their future? And in what ways will they need to be able to show what they’ve learned and what they’re capable of?

The new Curriculum for Wales is an important shift in education, and that’s why we’re already looking at what it means for 14-16 year olds in the future. In other words, the exams they’ll be sitting from 2027 onwards. Read more

Thank you. Now let’s take this forward.

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kw-portrait-1As we approach an exciting milestone in the creation of our new curriculum for Wales, I want to thank all those who have played a part in creating it.

Practitioners across Wales have been committed to this pioneering work for some three years. They have engaged with the latest international thinking and have had their outputs challenged by external experts; they have debated, and tested latest thinking with their colleagues.

On April 30th we will publish the result for feedback – the draft curriculum for Wales 2022. I encourage all practitioners to review it, consider it, and provide feedback before the closing date of 19th July. The graphic (below) sets out the timeline for this and next steps.

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New podcast! How the new professional learning approach supports the new curriculum

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NAPL IMG_1218 April 2019.JPGSchools are already applying the new National Approach to Professional Learning to help them prepare for the new curriculum.

In this podcast, Mike Bubbins speaks to teachers from St Julian’s school in Newport to find out what they’ve been doing and how it’s working. He also asks a consortium representative to explain how the approach is supported by the regions.

Listen to the podcast on our channel through your chosen platform below: Read more