You may know that the school curriculum is changing from 2022 - see education is changing for more details. The government has already asked for feedback on their proposals. Now it's the turn of Qualifications Wales, the people responsible for regulating the qualifications that children leave school with. They are looking for input on whether or not GCSEs should be retained for 16 year-olds, and how the exams should adapt to meet the needs of a changing world and workplace.
This is a great opportunity for parents to have a say in the education of their child, and help shape the future of qualifications in Wales.
Questions to consider
- Do you feel equipped to support your child to make good life choices in selecting GCSE subjects, further education options and/or careers?
- Are you happy with the range of GCSE subjects available for your child?
- What changes would you like to see in the qualifications your child’s school offers?
- Would you value examination papers being available in Welsh and English languages?
- Should GCSEs be adapted but retained, or replaced altogether?
- Do you value the Skills Challenge Certificate that tests for skills valued by employers?
Find out more
You have until 5pm on Friday 7th February to respond.