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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
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- 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 »
Educational Attainment of Young People by Age 19, 2006/07
Statistics on educational attainment include data for Wales for the period 2002/03 to 2006/07. These statistics are published for the first time as experimental statistics and we welcome comments on the statistical release.
The key points from the release for persons aged 19 in 2006/07 are:
- 96 per cent had attained the level 1 threshold, 71 per cent had level 2 and 46 per cent had level 3.
- Level 2 attainment increased by 23 percentage points between ages 15 and 19. Level 3 attainment increased by 10 percentage points between ages 17 and 19.
- Level 1 and 2 attainment at each age from 15 to 18 was generally higher for subsequent cohorts.
- The proportion of females achieving each level was higher than for males at all ages, although the size of this gap decreased as age increased.
- Most of level 1 and 2 attainment by age 15 was through academic qualifications, while for post-16 it was vocational. Most of level 3 attainment by age 19 was through level 3 general qualifications.
- Generally for all levels, post-16 attainment through vocational routes was slightly higher for males than for females.
Attainment at each age includes attainment throughout the whole academic year. The definition of age used throughout this release is academic age (age as at 31 August prior to the start of the academic year). Post-16 is defined as between the ages of 15 and 19.
Level thresholds represent a volume, or ‘size’ of qualifications at a specific level on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Three thresholds have been established:
- Level 1 – a volume of qualifications at Level 1 equivalent to the volume of 5 GCSEs at Grade D-G
- Level 2 – a volume of qualifications at Level 2 equivalent to the volume of 5 GCSEs at Grade A*-C
- Level 3 – a volume of qualifications at Level 3 equivalent to the volume of 2 A-Levels
Summary tables containing further data for the 5 cohorts of young people in this release, including by qualification type, are available on the StatsWales website.
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February 2010 (provisional - to be confirmed on the Due Out Soon page)