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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
The Welsh village with the longest name in the UK has succeeded in at least making one thing a whole lot shorter – the time it takes to surf the internet.
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The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
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- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
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- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
GCSE mathematics linked pair pilot
We are also currently working with the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA), Office of Qualifications and Examination Regulations (Ofqual), a number of awarding bodies and other stakeholders on the development of a second pathway based on a linked pair of GCSE mathematics qualifications for teaching in pilot centres from September 2010.
More about the linked pair pilot
The linked pair model is currently going through a full pilot which started in September 2010. The requirements of the single qualification will be nested in the pair, ensuring that students who take the linked pair GCSEs will cover all the requirements of the single GCSE.
The philosophy behind the creation of the linked pair of GCSEs is to provide learners with a rich experience of mathematics, enabling them to understand its importance in analysing problems related to both the real world and to mathematics itself. It is hoped that the pilot will help to improve attitudes towards mathematics and inspire young people to continue mathematics studies beyond the age of 16.
By providing the opportunity for students to achieve two GCSEs in mathematics, the pilot qualifications recognise and reward the amount of effort required by students of GCSE mathematics. In so doing, the pilot qualifications address one of the outstanding recommendations of Professor Adrian Smith's 2004 report Making Mathematics Count.
The new GCSE linked maths pair is currently being piloted in a small number of centres in Wales. Further information about the linked pair can be found on the websites of the relevant awarding bodies: AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC.
Further information about the pilot in England can be found on the Ofqual website.