Phase 2 - Deciding which qualifications will be available

Our next step will be to consult on proposals for:

  • The main qualifications that should be available for 16-year-olds to study from 2025 – including, but not limited to, GCSE qualifications.
  • Design principles for GCSEs in Wales – to agree how their content and assessment could be different in future.
  • How future qualifications could support the continuum for Welsh language teaching and learning. 

We will be consulting on our proposals early in 2021 and plan to confirm which qualifications are required later in 2021.

We will continue to engage with stakeholders as we develop our proposals. As part of the consultation we will also run engagement activity to explain and discuss our proposals with as wide a range of stakeholders as possible.