Report: One exam body for Wales

The report recommends making the Welsh Baccalaureate 'the overarching framework for qualifications for 14 to 19-year-olds.' It says GCSEs and A levels should be retained and strengthened as part of the Welsh Bac.

It also recommends a single body, called 'Qualifications Wales', should be established to 'regulate, approve and assure the quality of all qualifications' in school education, 'bringing in a new and stronger approach to regulation.'

It hopes it will also become the pre-eminent body awarding qualifications in Wales.

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GCSEs 'should stay' in Wales

An independent report recommends that GCSEs should remain part of the school qualifications system in Wales, as part of an overarching Welsh Baccalaureate.