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Welsh Baccalaureate

Sitting at the heart of the new Welsh qualification system is the new and improved Welsh Baccalaureate award. The central focus of this award is to provide a vehicle for 14-16 year olds to develop essential employability skills. These are the skills valued by colleges, universities and employers. As such, the Welsh Baccalaureate will be one of the key measurements used to compare the progress of 14-16 year olds against their peers.

 

To achieve the National or Foundation award learners must also succeed in other subjects, as well as successfully completing the skills challenge certificate. This comprises of 4 challenges, as outlined below:

 

Year 10 Global Citizenship Challenge

(worth 15%)

A 10 hour controlled assessment where learners will understand and raise awareness about a global issue

 Year 10 Community Challenge

(worth 15%)

Learners must plan, develop and participate in a minimum of 10 hours activity that will benefit the community

Year 10 Enterprise and Employability

(worth 20%)

A 20 hour challenge where learners develop enterprising skills and attributes which enhance employability

Year 11 Individual Project

(worth 50%)

This is an independent, research based assignment on a topic of the learners’ choice.