The Welsh Baccalaureate is offered within the 6th form at Advanced Level, and is a compulsory part of the 6th form programme delivered to pupils studying 2 A-levels or more. Worth 120 UCAS points, the Welsh Baccalaureate is proving to be an invaluable qualification for University applicants. Furthermore, in 2011, 85% of pupils relied on the Welsh Baccalaureate in order to secure their University places. Employers have also commented on the value of the qualification, with many employers keen to employ those with the qualification due to the skill set it helps enhance and develop.
WEW (Wales, Europe and the World) – A study of 8 Key Issues to help explore local and wider issues around the world.
PSE (Personal Social Education) – A study of 4 Key Issues designed to give the learners with exposure to a wide range of issues, local and international.
Essential Skills Wales/Key Skills – A study of Communication, Application of Number, Information Communication Technology, Problem Solving, Working with Others and Improving Own Learning and Performance.
Team Enterprise – A group enterprise activity to generate money for charity.
The Language Module – A study of the Spanish language and culture through Spanish sessions, Spanish dance, Spanish cuisine and a wide variety of other engaging activities.
Work Related Education – Work Experience in a field related, linked or beneficial to the learners’ future progression.
Community Participation – Pupils commit to complete a minimum of 30 hours within the community. helping others.
Individual Investigation – The learners complete an investigation into an issue of interest, comparing the issue inWales and country of their choice. Here, pupils will interview, research, develop questionnaires and write about their findings.
The aim of the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification is to develop a wide range of transferable skills that will enhance and develop the learner in order to better prepare them for further education, and the wider world of work. The opportunities provided throughout the study of this qualification are designed to expand the learners’ skill set, and give opportunities not offered by other qualifications.
The Welsh Baccalaureate students have access to the ‘Welsh Bac room’ (Room 4) which is available for quiet working, studying, access to computers and support from the Welsh Bac staff.
They also have access to the 6th Form Study Centre, a computer fitted suite that is for 6th form pupils’ use only.
Mr. S. Banfield – Communication ESW, WEW, PSE, Ind. Investigation, WBQ Diary
Mrs. K. Tyler – Working with Others, TeamEnterprise
Mr. P. Jackaman – Information Communication Technology ESW, WEW
Mrs. V. Morgan – Problem Solving, PSE
Mr. L. Eynon – Application of Number ESW, WEW