Curriculum for Wales

The curriculum in Wales is changing. The Curriculum for Wales launched in September 2022. Find out more in the video below.

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The new curriculum has Four Purposes at its heart, supporting learners to be:

  • Ambitious and capable, ready to learn throughout their lives
  • Enterprising and creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work
  • Ethical and informed citizens of Wales and the world
  • Healthy and confident, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society

There are six Areas of Learning and Experience:

  • Expressive arts
  • Health and well-being
  • Humanities
  • Languages, literacy and communication
  • Mathematics and numeracy
  • Science and technology

There are three Cross-Curricular Responsibilities:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Digital Competency

There are 5 Cross-Cutting Themes:

  • Relationships and sexuality education (RSE) : statutory guidance
  • Human rights
  • Diversity
  • Careers and work-related experiences
  • Local, national and international contexts

The Welsh Government have produced this booklet for parents to explain the changes across Wales.