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Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification WBQ at Advanced Level at Coleg Sir Gar

Course description

  • Provides students with a wide range of experiences that will equip them for the modern world.
  • Widens participation, and promotes access to post-16 education.
  • Promotes active citizenship.
  • The WBQ, enables candidates of all abilities to progress to further or higher education, training or employment.
  • The WBQ, provides a broad and balanced range of curriculum experiences to all participating candidates.
  • The WBQ, promotes learning by doing and the use of new technologies to make learning more effective.

Course content

This is an exciting new qualification designed to give students the opportunity to combine study at A level with core elements of the Welsh Bac, where students develop their key skills and other skills which will serve them well in higher education and the world of work.

Entry requirements

Usually students are 16-19 years-old with at least 5 GCSEs grades A*-C


There is no 'exam' as such. Compilation of a Portfolio of evidence and an Individual Investigation is assessed by the centre then externally moderated, by WJEC.

Future opportunities

The experiences that students will have in the Welsh Bac will improve the skills and personal qualities which employers and higher education institutions are looking for, complementing subject knowledge which the options already provide. The WBQ is already recognised by UCAS with the accreditation of 120 points = A grade at A- Level. This is formal recognition by Higher Education institutions that the experiences gained are of value for studies at degree level and beyond.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Jobs Well Road is the main campus for art and design at the college with other related art courses also being accommodated at the Pibwrlwyd campus in Carmarthen and the Graig campus in Llanelli.

      The campus was originally designed as a purpose-built art facility and as a consequence has a unique and friendly art school ambience, dedicated to art and design activities.

      The campus is located next to the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David and shares some of the facilities with the university. There is a strong collaboration with the university and a joint school of Art, Film and Media. The campus provides students with a wide range of facilities for activities such as stone carving, metal forging and casting, wood carving, ceramics, textiles, painting and drawing, through to more high-tech activities in photography and fashion.

      There are state of the art facilities for computer-aided art and design work and there is also a unique facility for the laser welding and fastening of fashion/textiles garments that is part of the faculty's commercial activity and which exists in no other UK educational institution.

      The campus also houses the Henry Thomas Gallery, which is used for student and public exhibitions throughout the year and in particular is one of the venues for the faculty's large scale end of year student exhibitions. Students may also work outside and in the grounds of the campus where there are wood, stone and steel sculptures on display as well as works in progress, making it an exciting and creative place to be.