He noted the continuing decline in modern foreign languages, except Spanish and said today’s pupils are more interested in science and technology, which could be good for the future economy of Wales.“Science subjects and ICT are attracting more students and the old humanities subjects of history and geography appear to be in slight decline.“This appears to be an age group which is embracing science and technology more than their brothers and sisters did historically, which may have interesting positive results for the future Welsh work force.”
One of the important differences between previous educational qualifications (and the earlier grading of A-levels) and the later GCSE qualifications was supposed to be a move from norm-referenced marking to criterion-referenced marking.  On a norm-referenced grading system, fixed percentages of candidates achieve each grade. With criterion-referenced grades, in theory, all candidates who achieve the criteria can achieve the grade. A comparison of a clearly norm-referenced assessment, such as the NFER Cognitive Ability Test or CAT, with GCSE grading seems to show an unexpected correlation, which challenges the idea that the GCSE is a properly criterion-based assessment. 
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