EPIC Cardiff Castle
Visit Wales’ EPIC art installation which has been travelling through Wales over the summer has now arrived at Cardiff Castle where it will stay for the next three weeks.
- Minister visits award-winning Electroimpact apprentice
- Kirsty sees stars on Aber uni visit
- EPIC Cardiff Castle
Section highlightLand Transaction Tax
Land Transaction Tax will replace UK Stamp Duty Land Tax in Wales.
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
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.View upcoming calendar »
Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009
PISA is run by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and it assesses the knowledge and skills of students aged fifteen as they near the end of their schooling. Pupils are assessed on their competence to address real life challenges involving reading, mathematics and science.
The 2009 results paint an extremely disappointing picture of our performance and progress. Read the Minister's letter to stakeholders below.
The national report setting out PISA outcomes for Wales can be accessed on the website of the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), the national programme manager for PISA in Wales, England and Northern Ireland.
The OECD international report of PISA performance across the 65 participating countries can be accessed at the PISA website.