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Statement by the minister for education and skills

Watch live coverage of the statement from 4pm on 4 December 2012.

The Minister for Education and Skills, Leighton Andrews, will make a statement on the future direction of regulation and qualifications.

An independent report on qualifications in Wales was released on 28 November 2012.

The report recommends that Wales keeps GCSEs as part of a revamped Welsh baccalaureate.

This would see education in Wales taking a different route to England which intends to replace GCSE qualifications with the English baccalaureate.

The report also calls for making numeracy and literacy more challenging at GCSE level as well as setting up a new body to set and regulate the examinations.

AMs will then consider a draft order relating to water supply.

The order is intended to allow inspectors to recover the cost of work undertaken in relation to water supplies from water suppliers.

Read this in Welsh.


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