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Local curriculum for pupils in Key Stage 4 guidance.
Local Curriculum for Students aged 16 to 18 Guidance.
In this section of the website, you will find information about these qualifications and relevant legislation.
This consultation seeks views on proposed changes to the 14-19 Learning Pathways policy.
The findings of the external task and finish group following their review of the local curriculum offer at Key Stage 4 (KS4).

The Learning and Skills (Wales) 2009 Measure secured a wider choice of curriculum and high quality learning support for 14-19 year old learners across Wales.

The Measure is a means of driving the implementation of 14-19 Learning Pathways. It has ensured that all learners key stage 4 in  Wales are able to choose from a minimum of 25 courses of which three must be vocational and that 30 choices are available to 16-18 year old learners, of which 5 must be vocational. 

Young people have the chance to study a wide range of subjects on top of vital subjects like Maths and English. There are a range of vocational courses on offer that include work experience and learning outside of the school environment.