Welsh Baccalaureate

Key Stage 5 Year 12

The Welsh Baccalaureate is an exciting and dynamic qualification. It ensures our young people develop important skills that will prepare them for further educational study or the world of work. It provides a broader learning experience than other traditional learning programmes and it aims to suit the diverse learning needs of our young people.


In year 12 students study two key challenges:

1. Global citizenship challenge – during this challenge students will develop skills of critical thinking, problem solving,       creativity and innovation and apply them in an appropriate manner. Pupils’ literacy skills will also be assessed as         part of this challenge.

2. Enterprise and employability challenge – during this challenge students will develop skills in digital literacy, creativity     and innovation as well as personal effectiveness. This will enable pupils to stand out from other candidates when           applying for and securing a job in today’s very competitive market.


Key Stage 5 Year 13

The primary aim of the Welsh Baccalaureate in year 13 is to promote the essential skills for employment and provide a rigorous and exciting programme of study. In order to achieve the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate all students must also gain two A levels at grades A*-E or pass grades in level 3 vocational qualifications.


In year 13 pupils study two key challenges:

1. Community challenge – during this challenge students will develop planning and organisational skills as well as           personal effectiveness skills. Students will have the opportunity to support a charitable organisation carrying out a         varied programme of events and activities.

2. Individual Project – during this challenge students will develop important research skills studying a topic of their             choice in depth. This project will enable students to develop a wide range of skills including literacy, numeracy,           critical thinking and organisational skills.