New deal for the education workforce »Delivering our ambitions for learners in Wales will need the full commitment of a highly skilled and professional workforce.Learn more »
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 »
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GCE AS/A Levels in Applied Subjects
GCE AS and A levels have been available in a range of traditional subjects since 2000. In addition, since September 2005, they have been available in 10 vocational areas.
The structure of these was not changed as part of the 2008 review of AS/A levels. However, stretch and challenge was added to the A2 assessments and the A* grade introduced from summer 2010. The following titles are available:
- Applied art and design;
- Applied business;
- Applied ICT;
- Applied science;
- Health and social care;
- Leisure studies;
- Media: communication and production;
- Performing arts;
- Travel and tourism.
There are five awarding bodies that offer GCE AS/A Level qualifications. You can find out which applied AS/A levels they offer by visiting their websites: