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Welsh Baccalaureate

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, literacy, numeracy, digital literacy, critical thinking and problem solving, planning and organisation, creativity and innovation, and 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%


You will need to organise your paper and electronic files and submit all work within the agreed deadlines. All materials will be provided for lessons but you will be expected to have your planner, a pen and pencil available for all lessons.

The Welsh Baccalaureate is designed to develop the skills needed to apply for and gain any job. The tasks you will complete will help you develop transferable skills that will be relevant in any type of workplace or education establishment.


Please click on the following links to watch videos from Cardiff University and Education Wales about the Welsh Baccalaureate.