Progress on major health conditions delivery plans »We remain committed to ensuring that quality improvement remains at the centre of our approach for the future of NHS Wales.
£45m EU-backed investment to raise skills across South Wales
A £45m EU-backed investment to raise skills and improve career prospects across South Wales has been announced by Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government Mark Drakeford.
- Emergency ambulance response continues to improve
- £36m EU-backed investment in research and innovation for Welsh business
- £45m EU-backed investment to raise skills across South Wales
- Consultation on Procurement Regulation in Wales
- National Outcomes Framework for Youth Work
- Proposed changes to Planning Policy Wales Chapter 6: The Historic Environment
- Building Regulations Sustainability Review
- Support for foundation years
- Support for postgraduate study and part-time engineering, technology or computer science degrees
Section highlightEnvironment (Wales) Act 2016
The act puts in place the legislation needed to plan and manage Wales’ natural resources in a more proactive, sustainable and joined-up way.
Assembly bills »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward.Learn more »
Section highlightWelsh taxes: a conversation
Share your thoughts on a new Taxpayers’ Charter.
Final Budget 2016-17 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2016-17 is £15bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Welsh 1st and 2nd language achievement in secondary schools
A report which concentrates on the proportion of the cohort entering and achieving the expected level in Welsh, rather than pass rates of those entering.
Welsh 1st Language, in 2001
- 12 per cent of 16 year-olds entered GCSE Welsh 1st Language. 8 per cent of 16 year-olds achieved a grade A*-C
- there has been a steady increase in both entries and passes for Welsh 1st Language and Literature
- there have been similar increases in English Language There has been a slight decrease in the number of entries for Welsh 1st Language A level since its peak in 1994
Welsh 2nd Language, in 2001
- 31 per cent of 16 year-olds entered GCSE Welsh 2nd Language, compared to 25 per cent in 2000. 19 per cent of 16 year-olds achieved a grade A*-C
- there has been an increasing trend in both entries and passes for Welsh 2nd Language, with a large increase in 2001, while the percentage achieving a grade A*-C in a foreign language has remained fairly constant
- the number of entries in Welsh 2nd Language A level has increased most years since 1992
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