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The Education (National Curriculum) (Exceptions) (Wales) Regulations 1991

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Exceptions to the provisions of the National Curriculum

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(1) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (2) of this regulation, the provisions of the National Curriculum relating to Welsh shall not apply to a pupil whose name is first recorded in the Admission Register kept by the school as having been admitted to the school in either the final year of the third key stage or in any of the years of the fourth key stage.

(2) The provisions of paragraph (1) of this regulation shall not apply to any pupil who has studied Welsh in a school curriculum for at least 38 weeks during the three years preceding the date on which the pupil is recorded as having been admitted to the school.

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