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Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Act 2021

Sections 6 to 8 - Codes

15.These sections require the Welsh Ministers to publish the following Codes:

  • the What Matters Code - setting out key concepts for each area of learning and experience;

  • the Progression Code – setting out how a curriculum must make provision for progression by pupils and children;

  • the RSE Code – setting out themes and matters that must be covered by the mandatory element of RSE.

16.A curriculum for the pupils and children described in section 1 must accord with the Codes.

17.The Welsh Ministers must keep the What Matters and Progression Codes under review and may revise those Codes.

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