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  • The core of the Welsh Baccalaureate will have a clear focus on the following skills:

    • Literacy
    • Numeracy
    • Digital Literacy
    • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Planning and Organisation
    • Creativity and Innovation
    • Personal Effectiveness

     

    These skills will be developed, applied and assessed through the completion of four 'Challenges' which are:

    • The Individual Project Challenge
    • Global Citizenship Challenge
    • Enterprise and Employability Challenge
    • Community Challenge
  • From September 2015

    Welsh Baccalaureate at Key Stage 4

    The central focus of the Welsh Baccalaureate at Key Stage 4 is to provide a vehicle for 14-16 year olds to consolidate and develop essential and employability skills.

    The qualification will help learners to prepare for their future by developing skills, attributes and behaviours valued by post-16 educators and potential employers. The emphasis in the Welsh Baccalaureate is on applied learning i.e. acquiring and applying a range of transferable skills.

    The core of the Welsh Baccalaureate will have a clear focus on the following skills:

    • Literacy
    • Numeracy
    • Digital Literacy
    • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Planning and Organisation
    • Creativity and Innovation
    • Personal Effectiveness

    These skills will be developed, applied and assessed through the completion of four 'Challenges' which are:

    • The Individual Project Challenge
    • Global Citizenship Challenge
    • Enterprise and Employability Challenge
    • Community Challenge

    The Welsh Baccalaureate is based on a Skills Challenge Certificate alongside Supporting Qualifications. The requirements of both the Skills Challenge Certificate and Supporting Qualifications must be met in order to achieve the overarching Welsh Baccalaureate.

    The Skills Challenge Certificate consists of four components which are followed by all learners:

    • Individual Project
    • Enterprise and Employability Challenge
    • Global Citizenship Challenge
    • Community Challenge

    The combined outcomes of the four components will determine whether the Skills Challenge Certificate is awarded at National or Foundation level.

    The Supporting Qualifications include two mandatory GCSEs of English Language or Welsh Language together with Mathematics-Numeracy.

    A further three GCSEs are also required, of which two may be of equivalent qualifications.

    To meet the National Welsh Baccalaureate requirements all five of the Supporting Qualifications must be achieved at grades A*-C.

    Similarly, for the Foundation Welsh Baccalaureate, the Supporting Qualifications must be achieved at grades A*-G.

     

    • From SEPTEMBER 2015

       

      Key Stage 5 Welsh Baccalaureate

      The Welsh Baccalaureate at the Advanced level has been substantially revised for learners beginning courses in September 2015 with the first award of the revised Welsh Baccalaureate in August 2017.  In attaining the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate, learners will be gaining a qualification that is the same size as an A level and graded in the same way (A*- E).

                              

      The new and improved Welsh Baccalaureate seeks to inspire learners and challenge them to fulfil their potential, developing skills required for higher education and employment.  Rigorously assessed, grading will ensure that hard work and high performance are better rewarded and recognised.  Separate Essential and Key Skills qualifications will no longer be required.

      The Welsh Baccalaureate is based on a Skills Challenge Certificate alongside Supporting Qualifications.  The requirements of both the Skills Challenge Certificate and Supporting Qualifications must be met in order to achieve the overarching Welsh Baccalaureate.

      The core of the Welsh Baccalaureate will have a clear focus on the following skills:

      • Literacy
      • Numeracy
      • Digital Literacy
      • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
      • Planning and Organisation
      • Creativity and Innovation
      • Personal Effectiveness

       

       

      The Skills Challenge Certificate consists of four components, which are followed by all learners:

       

      • Individual Project
      • Enterprise and Employability Challenge
      • Global Citizenship Challenge
      • Community Challenge

       

      The Supporting Qualifications include two mandatory GCSEs of English Language or Welsh Language together with Mathematics-Numeracy at grades A*-C.  Learners require two A Levels grade A*- E.