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Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification at Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth

Course description

Skills Challenge Certificate as part of the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced

The Welch Baccalaureate is based on a Skills Challenge Certificate alongside Supporting Qualifications. The requirements of both the Skills Challenge Certificate and Supporting Qualifications must be met in order to achieve the overarching Welsh Baccalaureate.

The qualification will help learners to prepare for their future by developing skills, attributes and behaviours valued for Post 16 education and potential employers. The emphasis in the Welsh Baccalaureate is on appllied learning e.e. acquiring and applying a range of transferable skills. Learners will develop skills in the context of purposeful tasks and appropriate knowledge and understanding. The Welsh Baccalaureate will encourage the learner to value skills development as a key aspect of education and life-long learning.

Course content

The Skills Challenge Certificate consists of four components which are followed by all learners:

  • Individual Project
  • Enterprise and Employability Challenge
  • Global Citizenship Challenge
  • Community Challenge

Entry requirements

Supporting Qualifications:

  • GCSE Welsh Lanaguage or English Language
  • GCSE Numeracy (Current Year 11 pupils will be allowed to include GCSE Mathematics awarded to and including November 2016)
  • At least 2 A Level Qualifications (or equivalent e.g. BTEC) at grades A* -E.


Learners are expected to produce evidence that illustrates the development of relevant skills, knowledge and understanding. The purpose of assessment is to ensure that effective learning has taken place in order to give learners the opportunity to achieve the learning outcomes within the components.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth directly.

Last updated date: 09 December 2016
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