Qualified for the future: Reports published on the ‘new generation’ of GCSEs for Wales

Today, four major reports have been published by Qualifications Wales. These form an important part of the on-going process of reviewing and reforming GCSEs in Wales in light of the new Curriculum for Wales.

In response to the public consultation on qualifications for 14- to 16-year-old learners in Wales (27 January – 16 April 2021), the main headline news for the Humanities (including RE/RVE) is that Qualifications Wales:

  • will create new GCSEs in Business, Geography, History, Religious Studies, and Social Studies; but
  • will not create a new GCSE in Humanities.

Qualifications Wales are holding two ‘open to all’ webinar events to present the consultation findings and decisions. (14 October, 15.00-16.00 and 15 October, 11.00-12.00). You can book your place on these webinars here. Recordings of the events will be made available later on the Qualifications Wales website.

What happens next? Qualifications Wales: “The next year of intensive collaboration will deliver proposals by summer 2022 for new qualifications that will be ready for learners in 2025”.

Read in detail the reports on the consultation results and the decisions here.
(Note: Religious Studies is found in the Humanities section of the reports.)

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