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Welsh Baccalaureate

The new revised and more rigorous Welsh Baccalaureate is based on a Skills Challenge Certificate and Supporting Qualifications. The primary aim is to promote essential skills for employment and to provide opportunities through three Challenges and an Individual Project. The Welsh Baccalaureate is not only an essential building block for future education in Wales, but is vital in developing the knowledge, skills and qualities learners will need to be successful.

"The Welsh Baccalaureate is central to the future of education in Wales and will offer a unique
and valuable experience for learners."

The Skills Challenge Certificate and Welsh Baccalaureate is the overarching framework at 14-19, focussing on literacy, numeracy and other skills essential for learning and employment.

The revised Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification (WBQ) will be available at KS4 at two levels; Foundation (Level 1), and National (Level 2). The qualification will count as a GCSE and a Skills Challenge Certificate qualification, with grading’s ranging from A*-C at National Level and a Pass/Pass* at Foundation Level.

The qualification focuses on 7 Employability Skills:

  1. Literacy
  2. Numeracy
  3. Digital literacy
  4. Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  5. Planning & Organising
  6. Creativity & Innovation
  7. Personal Effectiveness

Pupils complete 4 Challenges in Year 10 and 11:

  • Enterprise and Employability (20%)
  • Community (15%)
  • Global Citizenship (15%)
  • Individual Project (50%)
 

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