A level results in Wales

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A level and Welsh Baccalaureate results

Today is A level results day for learners in Wales, England and Northern Ireland. Each year, the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ – a membership organisation comprising the seven largest providers of qualifications in the UK) publish summaries of the results.  The JCQ data shows the collective results of the entries of the member awarding bodies.

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Measles – an update

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Between November 2012 and July 2013 Wales experienced its largest measles outbreak since the introduction of the MMR vaccine. Measles has been in the news again in recent weeks, partly due to an outbreak of the infection in the Newport and Torfaen areas. There have also been a number of outbreaks across Europe this year. In its Global Measles and Rubella Strategic Plan 2012-2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) set a goal of eliminating measles by the end of 2020. This will require increasing the uptake of measles vaccinations worldwide, including in Wales and the UK.

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Update on the Additional Learning Needs Bill

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This article provides an update on the current position regarding the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill. We last blogged on this subject ahead of the Bill’s Stage 1 (general principles) debate in Plenary in June 2017.

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New Publication: The Planning Series: 10 – Environmental Impact Assessment

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This quick guide gives an overview of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). EIA is a procedure that ensures that the environmental implications of developments are taken into account before planning decisions are made. This paper outlines what EIAs are, when they are required, screening, what happens to planning applications without an Environmental Statement, what EIAs have to include, how Environmental Statements are taken into account and the revisions to the EIA Directive.

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