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The Education (National Curriculum) (Exceptions in Welsh at Key Stage 4) Regulations 1994

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Education (National Curriculum) (Exceptions in Welsh at Key Stage 4) Regulations 1994 and shall come into force on 1st August 1994.

(2) In these Regulations—

the Act” means the Education Reform Act 1988;

a reference to the provisions of the National Curriculum in Welsh and Welsh Second Language is to such attainment targets, programmes of study and assessment arrangements as are specified for the time being for the foundation (or core) subject Welsh in relation to the fourth key stage by orders made under section 4(2) of the Act(1);

a reference to a Welsh-speaking school is to such a school as defined by section 3(7) of the Act; and

a reference to the fourth key stage is to the period set out in paragraph (d) of section 3(3) of the Act.


Attainment targets and programmes of study in respect of Welsh (and Welsh Second Language) are specified in a document published by Her Majesty’s Stationery Office entitled “Welsh in the National Curriculum” and “Cymraeg yn y Cwricwlwm Cenedlaethol” (ISBN Reference 0117014842) which has effect in accordance with the Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in Welsh) Order 1990 (S.I. 1990/1082), as amended by the Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in Welsh) (Amendment) Order 1991 (S.I. 1991/1683), which latter Order suspends or postpones the coming into force of the principal Order in relation to certain schools.

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