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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 »
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- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
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Section highlightAccess to information
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.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
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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 »
Academic Achievement by Pupil Characteristics, 2011
Statistics on Academic Achievement by Pupil Characteristics include data for Wales for the period 1999 to 2011. The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 30 March 2011.
This statistical bulletin uses pupil-level data that links data on attainment and examination information at Key Stages 1 to 4 to pupil characteristics from the Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC) and Pupils’ Attendance Record. This enables us to analyse the attainment of pupils by gender, ethnicity, different special educational need (SEN) requirements, absenteeism, month of birth and, for the first time, acquisition of English as an additional language (EAL) and primary SEN type.
The key points from the latest release are:
- With regard to Core Subject Indicator/Level 2 Threshold including a GCSE grade A*-C in English or Welsh (First Language), Mathematics and Science in combination (CSI/L2EWM), girls continued to perform better than boys at each Key Stage, with the widest gap in 2011 at Key Stage 3, and the narrowest gap at Key Stage 4.
- The gender gap was smaller in Mathematics and Science than in English and Welsh First Language in Key Stages 1 to 3 in 2011.
- When comparing the main ethnic groups, a higher percentage of pupils from a Chinese or Chinese British ethnic background achieved the CSI/L2EWM than any other ethnic group at Key Stage 3 and 4, whereas pupils from a Mixed background had the highest percentage at Key Stage 1 and 2.
English as an additional language (EAL)
- With regard to CSI/L2EWM, pupils classified as “competent” or “fluent” did better than those where an EAL stage of development was not applicable at every Key Stage.
Special Educational Needs (SEN).
- The percentage of pupils with SEN achieving the CSI/L2EWM ranged from 50.8 per cent at Key Stage 2 to 15.5 per cent at Key Stage 4 in 2011.
- As the overall absence rate increased the percentage of pupils achieving the CSI/L2EWM decreased at each Key Stage in 2011.
Month of Birth
- Generally, those born earlier in the academic year had higher percentages achieving the CSI/L2EWM than those born later in the academic year at each Key Stage.
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