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PISA-based tests available to all secondary schools

Education Minister Huw Lewis has made voluntary PISA-based tests available to all secondary schools in Wales in a bid to equip youngsters with workplace and life skills.

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Headteacher: PISA skills 'must be aligned to curriculum'

Schools in Wales are being urged to consider extra testing for GCSE pupils to improve our standing in the international league tables.

It comes after Wales performed relatively poorly in recent PISA tests, which compare results across different countries.

Now the Welsh Government Education Minister wants 15-year-olds here to be tested every year - but teachers say the idea is a "distraction".

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