Curriculum For Wales


Curriculum for Wales



The whole approach to developing young people aged 3 to 16 is changing:

At Alway Primary School, we offer an exciting curriculum which inspires all of our children and staff to achieve their full potential. We foster and encourage children to be highly motivated, have a thirst for knowledge, a love of learning and most importantly to have confidence in themselves and in what they can achieve.


We are committed to ensuring all our children have the opportunity to develop the skills and range as outlined in the Welsh Government’s Foundation Phase and National Curriculum, the Literacy and Numeracy Framework and the Digital Competence Framework.

Successful Futures - The Independent Review of Curriculum & Assessment Arrangements in Wales​ highlighted many key recommendations, including four purposes of the curriculum in Wales which should develop children as:

  • Ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives

  • Enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work

  • Ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world

  • Healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society

The new curriculum is made up of six ‘Areas of Learning and Experience (AoLE).

  • Expressive arts.
  • Health and well-being.
  • Humanities (including RE which should remain compulsory to age 16).
  • Languages, literacy and communication (including Welsh, which should remain compulsory to age 16, and modern foreign languages).
  • Mathematics and numeracy.
  • Science and technology.

It also includes three cross-curricular responsibilities: literacy, numeracy and digital competence.

Assessment is a continuous process and takes place on a daily basis in schools. Progression reference points help learners, teachers, parents and carers to understand if appropriate progress is being made. They will set out expectations for learners in each area of their learning relating broadly to ages 5, 8, 11, 14 and 16.

Curriculum for Wales 2022 is available on the HWB platform for you to look at at your leisure