A New Curriculum for Wales 

Exciting times for the young people and teachers of Wales.
A new curriculum is being developed for settings and schools in Wales. The curriculum will be available by April 2019 for feedback. A final version will be available in January 2020, and will be used throughout Wales by 2022. 
Click here to read more information about the new curriculum. 

The purpose of the new curriculum is to support our children and young people to be:

  • ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives

  • enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work

  • ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world

  • healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

The new curriculum will include:

  • 6 Areas of Learning and Experience from 3 to 16

  • 3 cross curriculum responsibilities: literacy, numeracy and digital competence

  • progression reference points at ages 5, 8, 11, 14 and 16

  • achievement outcomes which describe expected achievements at each progression reference point.

It will have six ‘Areas of Learning and Experience (AoLE).

  • Expressive arts.

  • Health and well-being.

  • Humanities (including RE which should remain compulsory to age 16).

  • Languages, literacy and communication (including Welsh, which should remain compulsory to age 16, and modern foreign languages).

  • Mathematics and numeracy.

  • Science and technology.

It will also include three cross-curricular responsibilities: literacy, numeracy and digital competence.