Policy Forum for Wales

We are continuing to organise full-scale virtual conferences which retain all the features of physical seminars, including full programmes, presentations with slides, panel discussions and live delegate questions and comments sessions, person-to-person and group networking, and a permanent record provided to all delegates afterwards. New events are coming on to our conference programme all the time, so there are plenty of opportunities to join us if you haven’t already, from wherever you are.
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Next steps for Post-16 qualifications and implementing the new secondary level curriculum


Price: £95 PLUS VAT

This conference will bring together stakeholders with policymakers to discuss the implementation of the new secondary level curriculum and next steps for post-16 qualifications.

It follows the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Act having received royal assent earlier this year, and the publication by the Welsh Government of an implementation plan for transitioning to delivering the new curriculum in year 7 in 2022, with secondary schools having the option to delay implementation until 2023 and roll the curriculum out with years 7 and 8 together. The first exams based on the new curriculum are due in 2027.

Areas for discussion include:

  • recovery from the pandemic in secondary schools
  • priorities for both the design and the implementation phase
  • next steps for assessment and post-16 qualification reform
  • what further support might be required by schools and teachers to successfully teach the new curriculum
  • key challenges teachers expect to face as they approach the new areas of learning
  • lessons that can be learnt from Pioneer Schools

This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles