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Reports

 

Report of the GCSE English and Mathematics Project (Phase III)

10/10/14
This document is an end of project report/evaluation of the GCSE English and Mathematics Project (Phase III) that ran in schools from September 2013 to March 2014.
 

Lessons learned from the January 2014 GCSE English language units

25/07/14
Immediate and longer-term recommendations have been made as a result of an independent review of lessons learned.
 

Report of the online digital learning group

03/04/14
Recommendations to help improve online digital learning in higher and further education.
 

January 2014 GCSE English Language unit results fact-finding exercise

01/04/14
This report makes recommendations based on analysis of evidence and data, discussions with schools, and a review of WJEC’s processes.
 

Review of the variability across schools in provisional GCSE outcomes 2013

27/11/13
The Delivery Unit of the Welsh Government, Department for Education and Skills, has completed a priority review about the variability across schools in provisional GCSE outcomes from summer 2013.
 

The review of local collaborative provision at key stage 4

08/10/13
The findings of the external task and finish group following their review of the local curriculum offer at Key Stage 4 (KS4).
 

Final Report of the Review of Higher Education Provision in North East Wales

25/09/13
A Panel was tasked with providing an informed and unbiased opinion on what form of HE provision would best service the economic, social and learner needs of the region.
 

Priority review: Band 1, and Band 4 and 5 schools that have continued to improve

04/09/13
This review identifies lessons learnt from Band 1 schools that have maintained high levels of performance, and Band 4 and 5 schools that have improved, to inform the improvement journey for other schools.
 

Priority review: Effective pupil tracking

04/09/13
We will use the findings and recommendations of this priority review to disseminate good practice and promote high quality and consistently effective tracking systems throughout Wales.
 

Report of the GCSE English and Mathematics Project (Phase 2)

08/08/13
In February 2013 the Welsh Government funded a series of geographical-based workshops throughout Wales in order to support teachers’ understanding of the syllabus changes to GCSE English and Mathematics in relation to current Year 11 learners (the Phase 1 Project).
 

GCSE English and Maths Workshops Phase 1 Project

17/05/13
In order to build upon existing schools’ knowledge and best practice, the Welsh Government funded a series of workshops throughout Wales for heads of English and mathematics departments in all secondary schools in Wales.
 

Post-16 planning and funding review: final report

13/05/13
The Welsh Government is undertaking a review of the post-16 planning and funding in Wales.
 

Post-16 Planning and Funding Review: Interim Report

04/02/13
The Post-16 Planning and Funding Review formally commenced in November 2011.
 

Report into the review of the variability in outcomes between centres in Wales for GCSE English Language

03/12/12
This report sets out the findings of a review into the performance of candidates in Wales in GCSE English Language.
 

An Independent (Unfunded) Rapid Review of the Child Development Assessment Profile (CDAP) on entry to the Foundation Phase in Wales

30/04/12
Professor Iram Siraj-Blatchford reviewed the CDAP over the period December 2011/January 2012 and reported her views to the Minister for Education and Skills.
 

Response to the Graduate Teacher Training Registry: Consultation on a single admissions process for postgraduate initial teacher training

25/04/12
We have responded to a consultation on proposals for a single admissions process for postgraduate initial teacher training which has implications for Wales.
 

Equalities Task and Finish Group Final Report

18/10/11
This report sets out the findings and recommendations of the task and finish group convened to examine a range of issues which influence the educational performance and well being of young people in Wales.
 

Proposed Education (Wales) Measure

09/12/10
Stakeholder responses to possible provisions within an Education (Wales) Measure.
 

Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009

07/12/10
In November 2009 132 schools took part in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in Wales; the results are published today, Tuesday 7 December 2010. This is the second time that Wales has participated in this internationally respected survey of educational achievement.
 

Post 16 Additional Learning Needs Task and Finish Group Report

22/11/10
This report sets out the findings and recommendations of the task and finish group convened to consider and make recommendations regarding post – 16 provision for learners with additional learning needs.
 

The Impact of the International Dimension in Education (IDE) on School Effectiveness and Learner Attainment

22/11/10
'The Impact of the International Dimension in Education on School Effectiveness and Learner Attainment' highlights the results of recent work looking at the impact of an international dimension on schools, and how that relates to a Welsh educational context. All schools noted improvements i ...
 

Skills Academy Research Report December 2009

07/09/10
This research report was commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government in July 2009. The aim of the report was to review the development, operation and sustainability of skills academy networks across the UK and other relevant countries.
 

Research and development (R&D) Review Panel Report

01/09/10
The R&D Review Panel, drawing in expertise from Higher Education, Business and Research Funders, was convened to address how Wales can perform better relative to the rest of the UK in attracting external research funding than it currently.
 

Review of standards in summer 2009 GCSE Science and GCSE Additional Science

21/07/10
This report details the findings of a qualitative review carried out jointly by Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) and Ofqual of standards in the GCSE Science and GCSE Additional Science examinations that were held in the summer 2009.
 
Dynamix and Funky Dragon Reports on Children’s Play

Dynamix and Funky Dragon Reports on Children’s Play

13/07/10
The purpose of these reports is to explore children’s attitudes to play.
 

Ensuring the successful delivery of national examinations

25/05/10
The qualifications regulators have published a report on how the regulators and awarding organisations deal with the delivery of new and revised qualifications and with any disruption to exams.
 

Guidance on the Vetting and Barring Scheme

26/03/10
The new Vetting and Barring Scheme aims to protect children and vulnerable adults by ensuring that people who are judged to present a risk of harm are not allowed to work with them. Generic guidance on the Vetting and Barring Scheme has been prepared for employers, applicants and other users of the ...
 

The Report of the Independent Coleg Harlech Review Group (The Hancock Report)

12/03/10
This report sets out the conclusions and recommendations of the independent task and finish group that considered the future funding of Coleg Harlech Workers' Educational Association North Wales’ residential provision. This work was commissioned by the then Children, Education, Lifelong Learnin ...
 

Reports on the performance of the Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC)

17/02/10
These reports provides details on the performance of the WJEC, as the only awarding body for General Qualifications (GCSEs, A levels and Principal Learning) that is based in Wales.
 

Access arrangements for GCSE and GCE: June 2009 examination series

16/02/10
This Statistical Bulletin is published on behalf of the qualifications regulators in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It presents data on the access arrangements approved for GCSE and GCE examinations during the June 2009 examinations series.
 

Malpractice in GCSE and GCE: June 2009 examination series

15/02/10
This Statistical Bulletin is published on behalf of the qualifications regulators in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It presents data on malpractice in GCSE and GCE examinations during the June 2009 examination series.
 

Task and Finish Group on 8-14 Education Provision in Wales: First Stage Report

05/02/10
This report sets out the recommendations of the Task and Finish Group, chaired by Professor David Egan, University of Wales Institute Cardiff. The group was tasked with considering the educational experience of 8 to 14 year olds, including their transition from primary to secondary education.
 

Annual Report to Schools – Academic Year 2008-09

23/09/09
The aim of the report is to list all documents sent by the Welsh Minister to headteachers in Wales for the previous academic year (2008-09). The aim is to draw all guidance into one report that will act as a quick reference point for you, your colleagues and governing bodies.
 

Financial appraisal of the proposed Healthy Eating in Schools (Wales) Measure 2008

27/07/09
This report was commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government solely in connection with the financial appraisal of the proposed Healthy Eating in Schools (Wales) Measure 2008 as introduced by Jenny Randerson AM on 14th March 2008.
 

Professor Robin William's report on a Coleg Ffederal model

22/06/09
In July 2008 the CELLS Minister invited Professor Robin Williams to establish a Planning Board and to produce an independent report on a model for a Coleg Ffederal by June 2009.
 

Evaluation of Techniquest

18/06/09
An evaluation of Techniquest by GHK Consulting Ltd., commissioned by the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning & Skills.
 

Evidence used in the National Behaviour and Attendance Review

12/08/08
The following reports were commissioned by the Welsh Assembly government to provide extra evidence for the National Behaviour and Attendance review.
 

Transforming Schools with ICT: The Report to the Welsh Assembly Government of the Schools ICT Strategy Working Group

01/04/08
The working group was set up in 2006 by the then Minister for DCELLS to prepare a strategy for using ICT to transform teaching, learning and organisational effectiveness in schools.
 

Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG) report for the period April 2007 - November 2007

12/03/08
This second report focuses on the key issues discussed by the MAG, and includes as appendices the individual panel reports that cover the issues discussed during that period.
 

Annual Report to the Chief Executives of JCQ, Entry Level and Key Skills awarding bodies, DCELLS, CCEA, QCA on Access to Assessment and Qualifications

25/01/08
This report summarises the progress made between January and December 2007 on joint work undertaken by the regulators of external qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, government departments, awarding bodies, the Disability Rights Commission (now part of the Equality and Human Righ ...
 
Review of Welsh Medium Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Planning

Review of Welsh Medium Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Planning

08/01/08
In October 2006 we commissioned consultancy firm London Economics Wales, to undertake a review of the statistical planning issues underlying Welsh medium ITT course provision in Wales.
 

Rights in Action

28/03/07
Rights in Action: implementing children and young people’s rights in Wales outlines the contribution the Welsh Assembly Government has made, in partnership with other statutory agencies and with the voluntary sector, to furthering children’s and young people’s rights as set out in the UN Convention ...
 

First Stage Evaluation of Children and Young People’s Frameworks, Early Entitlement and Cymorth

01/01/06
Independent consultants York Consulting Ltd, have undertaken a first stage national evaluation of the implementation of Children and Young People's Frameworks, Early Entitlement and Cymorth.
 

E-Learning in Wales: Current Developments and Stakeholder Views on Future Priorities

04/10/04
This document provides details on current action to utilise e-learning technology in education and training in Wales, and understand more clearly how it might contribute to enhancing learning performance and articipation. It includes the text of a keynote address by the Minister for Education and L ...
 

Adult education - a future in Europe?

21/09/04
The report centres around a seminar on Adult Education, held in Brussels on 1 March 2004 It summarises presentations made at the seminar and the outcomes of workshops.
 

The Achievement of ethnic minority pupils in Wales

10/10/03
In 2001, no national data was available on the distribution and achievements of ethnic minority pupils in schools in Wales.
 

Attendance Task and Finish Group Final Report and Action Plan

03/04/03
The Group was co-ordinated by the Welsh Assembly Government’s Pupil Support Division and was made up of representatives of the wide-ranging organisations involved in tackling truancy and its effects.