The draft of Wales’ long awaited new curriculum is published today heralding the start to the biggest change in education in generations. It will be rolled out in schools from 2022 replacing what the Welsh Government describes as the current “prescriptive, narrow and outdated curriculum introduced in 1988”. Traditional subjects are scrapped and there will be instead six new Areas of Learning and Experience (AoLEs). But unions fear specialist subject teachers will be lost and claims that there is not enough money to successfully deliver the changes. The changes will mean GCSEs and other qualifications will have to be overhauled or ditched. New qualifications to reflect the changes will be brought in and taught from 2025, regulated by Qualifications Wales, the draft says. Here are details of the six AoLEs published today: 1. Languages, Literacy and Communication: What is it? Welsh, English and international languages and literature How is it different? By the end of primary school, the draft says that learners will experience different languages and make progress in Welsh, English and at least one international language. When learners leave school, they will be able to use Welsh, English and their other languages in a meaningful way. Oracy, reading… Read full this story
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