Welsh Baccalaureate is a compulsory qualification across key stage 4 in Wales.
The central focus of the Welsh Baccalaureate is to provide a vehicle for 14-16 year olds to consolidate and develop essential and employability skills. The Welsh Baccalaureate qualification is based on a Skills Challenge Certificate alongside Supporting Qualifications.
The qualification comprises of four components, all of which are assessed on a pass, merit or distinction basis, through portfolio work. Details of each component will be given to you when you undertake each assignment. You will be taught through a variety of activities aimed to help you develop a range of transferable skills. The skills you will develop are:
- Digital Literacy
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
- Planning and Organisation
- Creativity and Innovation
- Personal Effectiveness
These will be assessed through the completion of four challenges. Each challenge will contribute to the Skills Challenge Certificate
- Individual Project – 50%
- Enterprise and Employability Challenge – 20%
- Global Citizenship Challenge – 15%
- Community Challenge – 15%
For more information regarding this course, please see our KS4 information booklet here.