New law to reform regulation and inspection of social care in Wales passed
A new law reforming the way Wales’ care and support services are regulated and inspected has been approved by Assembly Members.
- Minister visits £2m fuel poverty project
- Sprinkler systems to be fitted in all new and converted housing from 2016
- New law to reform regulation and inspection of social care in Wales passed
- Draft Local Government (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum
- Green Growth Wales – Options for investment support
- Draft water resources planning guideline
- Proposed changes to Planning Policy Wales Chapter 10 and Technical Advice Note 4: Retail Centre Development
- Revision of the Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice for Wales
- The Public Sector Waste and Resource Efficiency Plan
Section highlightThe Planning (Wales) Act 2015
The act puts in place delivery structures, processes and procedures to make Wales’ planning system fit for the 21st century.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
1st Supplementary Budget 2015-16 »
The 1st supplementary budget proposes a number of changes to the final budget for 2015-16, which was published in December 2014.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Much of the information has already been published in previous statistical volumes. This publication brings the information together as a comprehensive summary of examination performance in Wales.
The hard copy of the publication is no longer produced, however all data continues to be available as Excel spreadsheets on our website. This report presents a selection of that information.
- The percentage of pupils achieving at least the expected level in 2013 was higher than in 2012 for Key Stages 2 and 3, in all subjects.
- Over 4 in 5 (83.0 per cent) pupils at end of Foundation Phase achieved the expected outcome in all mandatory areas of learning, an increase of 2.5 percentage points since the first year of results in 2012.
- 52.7 per cent of pupils aged 15 achieved the level 2 threshold including a GCSE grade A*-C in English or Welsh first language and mathematics in 2013, 1.6 percentage points higher than in 2012. 57.0 per cent of girls and 48.7 per cent of boys achieved this level.
- 59 per cent of entries in GCSE Mathematics achieved grade A*-C. For English Language the percentage was 62 per cent and for Welsh (First Language) it was 72 per cent.
- 11,706 17-year-old pupils entered a volume equivalent to 2 A levels in 2013, a increase of 168 compared with 2012.
- The most popular subject at A level for candidates aged 17 in 2013 was Mathematics, with 2,734 entries.
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