What will you study
The Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification consists
of two parts:
Core – consisting of five components i.e. Key Skills, Wales, Europe and the World, Work-related Education, Personal and Social Education and the Individual Investigation.
Options – courses / programmes currently offered e.g. General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), Vocational GCSE (VGCSE), Advanced Subsidiary / Advanced (AS / A levels), National Vocational Qualification (NVQ), Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC), Principal Learning and Project Qualification.
Who is the course for?
Students with higher grade GCSE passes and who aim to achieve at least 2 AS Levels and 1 A Level. The course appeals to students who wish to complement the subject knowledge developed through their options, students will take part in a range of activities such as Team Enterprise, Community Participation and PSE and Working with an Employer. Through these activities they will learn and develop a range of skills in Problem Solving, Communication and Working With Others.
Students must be aiming to achieve 3 Level 3 qualifications. They must complete the equivalent of 2 AS Levels and 1 A Level in order to achieve this award. A ‘C’ or above grade in English is preferable.
How you will be assessed
Course work and completion of 3 wider Key Skills and 3 Essential Skills Wales, 5 at Level 3 and 1 at Level 2.
The equivalent of 2 AS Levels and 1 A Level in others subjects must also be gained in order to achieve this award.
Completion of Team Enterprise, Community Participation and PSE.
Universities across the UK recognise the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification. The Advanced
Welsh Baccalaureate is graded A* – C as with other A Level courses. This is dependent on the level of Key Skills and Essential Skills gained, and on the outcome of your Individual Investigation. It is included in University offers and helps you improve your ‘Personal Statement’ on applications.