New Curriculum for Wales 2022
This is one of the most exciting times in education in Wales. We are in the process of developing a new curriculum that aims to create a successful and exciting future for all the children and young people of Wales. This curriculum will replace the old Curriculum which was introduced in 2008. A final version will be available in January 2020, and will be used throughout Wales by 2022.
- January 2020 New curriculum and assessment arrangements finalised and available
- September 2021 Schools to prepare for first teaching of their curriculum
- September 2022 Schools using the new curriculum – Nursery to Year 7
- 2023+New curriculum rolled out to Years 8 to 11 between 2023 and 2026
The following leaflet, created by Welsh Government gives an overview of the changes that are taking place.
Some of the Key Changes
The Four Purposes
The 4 purposes will be at the heart of our new curriculum. They will be the starting point for all decisions on the content and experiences developed as part of the curriculum to support our children and young people to be:
- ambitious, capable learners ready to learn throughout their lives
- enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work
- ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world
- healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.
Other Key Elements
The new curriculum will include:
- 6 Areas of Learning and Experience from 3 to 16
- 3 cross curriculum responsibilities: literacy, numeracy and digital competence
- progression reference points at ages 5, 8, 11, 14 and 16
- achievement outcomes which describe expected achievements at each progression reference point.