'Please, get the basics right'

Gareth Jenkins is the managing director of toolmaking service FSG Tool and Die in Llantrisant, which has trained hundreds of young engineers. He says basic education skills, such as reading, writing and mathematics, are fundamental to success and is imploring schools to get the basics right.

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New exams to test Welsh pupils

A review of qualifications for pupils aged between 14 and 19 is launched by the Welsh Government. It's likely to build on new ideas like the Welsh Baccalaureate but could also revive the old concept of matriculation in a range of subjects.