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Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
Many buildings across the Welsh Government’s estate along with Cadw’s monuments will be in darkness this Saturday when lights are switched off in support of the WWF’s Earth Hour.
- New plans to reduce the number of children living in poverty
- £5million loan scheme to improve local sport facilities and get Wales active
- Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
- Consultation on the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales - 2015
- Changes to the Producer Responsibility regimes for batteries and packaging
- Consultation on a Private Rented Sector Code of Practice for Landlords and Agents
- Call for evidence on the use and effectiveness of Civil Sanctions for environmental offences
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Wales) Regulations 2015
Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
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.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.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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