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Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Act 2021

Section 10 – Curriculum design

20.This section requires the head teacher of a maintained school or maintained nursery school to design a curriculum.

21.The curriculum must comply with the requirements set out in Chapter 2 of Part 2 (see sections 20 to 24 and section 25). These requirements are discussed further below. It is important to note that the requirements for curriculum content in the case of pupils aged 14 to 16 differ from the requirements for younger pupils. These different requirements will feed through into the design of a curriculum.

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