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Curriculum for Wales

It is a very exciting time for Education in Wales and the way we approach developing young people aged 3 to 16 has changed.  The Curriculum for Wales has more emphasis on equipping young people for life. It builds their ability to learn new skills and apply their subject knowledge more positively and creatively. As the world changes, they will be more able to adapt positively.

 We as teachers have more freedom to teach in ways we feel will have the best outcomes for our learners.


 The purpose of the curriculum is 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.


It has six ‘Areas of Learning and Experience’ (AoLE).

  • Expressive Arts.
  • Health and Well-being.
  • Humanities (including Religious Education).
  • Languages, Literacy and Communication (including Cymraeg).
  • Mathematics and Numeracy.
  • Science and Technology.


Why has it changed?

Now more than ever, young people need to be adaptable to change, capable of learning new skills throughout life and equipped to cope with new life scenarios.

Advances in technology and globalisation have transformed the way we live and work. These changes have profound implications for what, and how, children and young people need to learn.

Schools and teachers need more flexibility to respond to this environment, using a new curriculum which will promote high achievement and engage the interest of all children and young people to help them reach their potential. The curriculum will bring this about by making learning more experience-based, the assessment of progress more developmental, and gives teachers the flexibility to deliver in more creative ways that suit the learners we teach.

At Ysgol Bryn Clwyd we value our parents’ and local community’s views, and with this in mind have sought out your views on what this looks like and means for our learners. Your opinions and input has helped to mould our bespoke curriculum.

If you have any questions regarding the Curriculum for Wales, please don’t hesitate to contact us.