GCSEs: Exams in Wales could be sat online in future

According to BBC, paper and pens could become a thing of the past for GCSE exams in Wales.

Regulatory body Qualifications Wales is consulting on the exams’ future, which could include a major shift towards 16-year-olds sitting tests online.

One of the biggest shake-ups of the school curriculum in decades is under way in Wales with a new curriculum for children from three to 16.

Qualifications Wales, the independent organisation that oversees exams, said qualifications must be fit-for-purpose in a “fast-moving world”.

“It doesn’t seem right if children spend most of their life using technology and then once or twice a year they have to go back to do traditional examinations that are at least 50 years old,” said Mr Jones.

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