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Written Statement - Securing reliability and consistency of Teacher Assessment in Wales: External Verification Programme

Mon. 18/05/15

Teacher Assessment is currently the key means of measuring learners’ progress in Wales up to the end of Key Stage 3. However, whilst research evidence tells us that Wales has all the features of a successful assessment system, despite significant investment, the feedback from the education sector is that confidence in the system needs to be improved.http://gov.wales/about/cabinet/cabinetstatements/2015/teacherassessment/?lang=en

Guidance for Key Stages 2 and 3 – Exemplification of national curriculum level descriptions for Key Stages 2 and 3

Thu. 07/05/15

Guidance for Key Stages 2 and 3 – Exemplification of national curriculum level descriptions for Key Stages 2 and 3 These materials, provide key messages for practitioners for planning, teaching, learning and progression across all national curriculum subjects at Key Stages 2 and 3.

Donaldson Report

Thu. 05/03/15

A major independent report that aims to raise standards and radically change how and what pupils in Wales learn over the decades to come has been published by the Welsh Government.

Free Astronomy CPD at Cardiff University

Thu. 05/03/15

Cardiff University are hosting two free teacher training conferences to provide teachers with access to innovative, interactive resources for using astronomy in the classroom. Each conference will be held for 2 days in April, and a follow-up day in July. Teachers are only expected to attend one of the sub-conferences.

Professor Graham Donaldson, commissioned by the Welsh Government to consider new assessment and curriculum arrangements , said the introduction of “progression steps” would provide a more coherent basis for learning, teaching and assessment.

Thu. 05/03/15

Professor Graham Donaldson, commissioned by the Welsh Government to consider new assessment and curriculum arrangements , said the introduction of “progression steps” would provide a more coherent basis for learning, teaching and assessment.

His report champions six “areas of learning and experience” as the basis for Wales’ new curriculum, which would transcend all learning from the age of three through to 16.

What is happening to GCSEs in Wales?

Fri. 05/12/14

The Welsh Government is retaining GCSEs as the main Level 1 and Level 2 general qualifications at 14 to 19, as recommended by the Review of Qualifications.

Wales will continue to use the established grading structure of A* to G grades, with A* to C being National Qualifications Framework Level 2 and D to G being Level 1.

Have your say: science teacher survey

Fri. 04/07/14

Please take part in the science teacher survey and help inform the review of the National Curriculum for Science in Wales.

£2.3 million to support science in schools

Mon. 30/06/14

A package of funding worth £2.3 million to boost science in schools in 2014-15 has been announced by First Minister, Carwyn Jones today.