Rethinking Wales: Curriculum and Assessment Through the Lens of COVID-19

We will explore proposed changes to qualifications and ask whether the reforms, and the implementation, is on the right track.

Rethinking Wales: Curriculum and Assessment Through the Lens of COVID-19

The IWA’s #RethinkingWales series explores the challenges we face because of Covid-19, and works out the opportunities for change.

The topic of this discussion will be proposed changes to GCSEs and qualifications for 16 year olds as part of the ongoing reform of the curriculum. How can assessment remain robust whilst supporting the curriculum’s radical vision? How can the new curriculum balance freedom for teachers with public expectations about content, including on Welsh history and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic history?

We will be exploring what these changes will mean for learners and teachers, and drawing on lessons learned about the education system from COVID-19.

We will be joined by:

  • Oliver Stacey – Qualifications Wales
  • Ceri Reed – Parents Voice in Wales Community Interest Company
  • Dave Stacey – Senior Lecturer and AoLE Humanities Lead, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • Stuart Jaynes – Director of People Services at Bluestone National Park Resort

This is an hour long panel discussion on Zoom chaired by the IWA Director, Auriol Miller, and attendees will be able to engage in debate and ask questions on the live chat.

The Rethinking Wales series is supported by the Carnegie UK Trust.

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