The school curriculum for 3 to 19-year-olds in Wales, implemented from September 2008, established a curriculum for the twenty-first century.
It meets the needs of individual learners whilst taking account of the broader needs of Wales.
The school curriculum:
focuses on the learner;
ensures that appropriate skills development is woven throughout the curriculum;
offers reduced subject content with an increased focus on skills;
focuses on continuity and progression 3-19, by building on the Foundation Phase and linking effectively with the 14-19 Learning Pathways programme;
supports Government policy, including: bilingualism, Curriculum Cymreig/Wales, Europe and the World, equal opportunities, food and fitness, sustainable development and global citizenship, and the world of work and entrepreneurship;
continues to deliver a distinctive curriculum that is appropriate for Wales.
The school curriculum comprises the following areas: