– Jeff Cuthbert AM, Deputy Minister for Skills
The purpose of this review was to ensure that the qualifications available to learners in Wales are relevant, valued and understood, and that those qualifications are what employers and universities want.I would like to thank Huw [Evans OBE] and the Board for their excellent work on the Review and for producing an extremely thorough, well considered and valuable report. I am excited by the opportunities outlined in the report. I look forward to considering the recommendations in detail and I intend to respond formally by the end of January 2013.
An independent report recommends that GCSEs should remain part of the school qualifications system in Wales, as part of an overarching Welsh Baccalaureate.