Welsh Baccalaureate KS5 (COMPULSARY)

Subject:                 Welsh Baccalaureate (COMPULSARY)

Exam Board:          WJEC

Location:               Bryn Celynnog


What is the course about?

The central focus of the Welsh Baccalaureate at Key Stage 5 is to provide a vehicle for 16-18 year olds to consolidate and develop essential and employability skills. The qualification will help learners to prepare for their future by developing skills, attributes and behaviours valued by universities and potential employers. The emphasis in the Welsh Baccalaureate is on applied learning i.e. acquiring and applying a range of transferable skills. The Welsh Baccalaureate is based on a Skills Challenge Certificate alongside supporting qualifications. Both aspects must be met in order to achieve the over-arching Welsh Baccalaureate.


The Welsh Baccalaureate is achieved by completing four skills challenges. Each challenge is internally assessed and externally moderated. The challenges have the following weightings:


Individual Project 50%
Enterprise and Employability 20%
Global Citizenship 15%
Community 15%

Reasons for studying the WBQ/ Career Opportunities

The Welsh Baccalaureate is valued by employers who appreciate that it gives students the skills needed for work. Employers understand that it makes students more confident, better communicators and more able to work both independently and as part of a team.