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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

Assessment

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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    • Pibwrlwyd is a friendly campus in a rural setting on the outskirts of the market town of Carmarthen which is also the commercial centre for a large and thriving area. The campus is home to a wide range of curriculum that spans further and higher education. Key activities on the campus include Automotive Engineering, Business and Management, Catering and Hospitality, Equine Studies, Animal Science, and Teacher Training. All activities are well supported by resources and facilities including:

      Modern ICT equipment and laboratories
      Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Salon (Salon Pib)
      A well-stocked Learning Centre / Library
      Merlin’s training restaurant which is open to the public and available for small meetings/seminars
      An indoor riding arena with disabled access as well as an outdoor arena
      State of the art motor vehicle workshops
      An exotic animal care centre which incorporates reptiles, fish and amphibians
      The location, facilities and staff all contribute to creating a close learning community on the campus where everyone is supportive and caring particularly towards the students’ needs.