Pupils will start learning a second GCSE in maths focussing on numeracy from Monday as part of an overhaul of qualifications in Wales. Other new Wales-only GCSEs in English and Welsh and revised A levels and AS qualifications are also being launched.
Education Minister Huw Lewis said it was an “exciting time for education”. But the Welsh Conservatives said it has “deep concerns” over the Welsh government’s decision to establish Wales-only GCSEs.
The ATL union has also said the changes would lead to the curriculum becoming overcrowded and could impact on optional subjects like French, geography and history.
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