Qualifications and Assessment
We believe it is time to explore putting greater emphasis on continuous assessment rather than examinations.
Following consultation with universities and employers, we will phase out GCSEs, A Levels and BTEC. We aim to replace them with a Welsh version of the International Baccalaureate. This will be cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based, high quality, dynamic and digital. The new Welsh Baccalaureate will shift away from the strategy of pushing an ever-greater number of students through a narrow academic route and give equal status to the more vocational or technical education that many of the jobs of the future will require.
We would build an education system that involves real world experience, internships, and community projects of various kinds. This could involve sending students to other parts of the country, or even other countries to get to know other cultures and complete service projects with members of the host community.