Welsh Baccalaureate
KEY STAGE 4.
The central focus of the Welsh Baccalaureate at Key Stage 4 is to provide a vehicle for 14-16 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 post-16 educators and potential employers.

Through the Welsh Baccalaureate learners will raise their skills levels and confidence, enabling and empowering them to take their place as responsible and active citizens within a diverse society. It provides learners with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of society, the community in which they live and an awareness of global issues, events and perspectives

The Welsh Bac lessons will concentrate on developing and applying skills to attain the skills challenge certificate. This is built of four parts:

Individual Project (50%) – Planning and Organisation, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Digital Literacy

Enterprise and Employability Challenge (20%) – Creativity and Innovation, Personal Effectiveness, Digital Literacy.

Global Citzenship Challenge (15%) – Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Creativity and Innovation.

Community Challenge (15%) – Planning and Organisation, Personal Effectiveness.

To attain the Welsh Bac at National Level, learners must complete the skills challenge certificate and the following Supporting Qualifications:
- GCSE Welsh language or GCSE English language at grade A* - C;
- GCSE Mathematics - Numeracy at grade A* - C;
- A minimum of three further GCSEs grade A*-C, of which two may be equivalent qualifications.

To attain the Welsh Bac at Foundation Level, learners must complete the skills challenge certificate and the following Supporting Qualifications:
- GCSE Welsh language or GCSE English language at grade A* - G;
- GCSE Mathematics - Numeracy at grade A* - G;
- A minimum of three further GCSEs grade A*-G, of which two may be equivalent qualifications.
KEY STAGE 5.
WJEC National (post-16):
The central focus of the National (Post 16) Welsh Baccalaureate at is to provide a vehicle for level 2 post 16 learners 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 post-16 educators and potential employers. Through the Welsh Baccalaureate learners will raise their skills levels and confidence, enabling and empowering them to take their place as responsible and active citizens within a diverse society. It provides learners with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of society, the community in which they live and an awareness of global issues, events and perspectives.

Individual Project (50%) – Planning and Organisation, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy.
Enterprise and Employability Challenge (20%) – Creativity and Innovation, Personal Effectiveness, Numeracy and Digital Literacy.
Global Citzenship Challenge (15%) – Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Creativity and Innovation, Literacy.
Community Challenge (15%) – Planning and Organisation, Personal Effectiveness.

To achieve the National (post-16) Welsh Bac at National Level, learners must achieve the skills challenge certificate at National (post-16) level together with specified Supporting Qualifications:
- GCSE Welsh language or GCSE English language at grade A* - C;
- GCSE Mathematics - Numeracy at grade A* - C;
- A maximum of four level 2 qualifications with a total of at least 300 GCH.
WJEC Advanced:
The central focus of the Welsh Baccalaureate at Advanced level is to provide a vehicle for level 3 learners to consolidate and progress the development of essential and employability skills. The qualification will help learners develop more complex skills, attributes and behaviours. It will provide experiences which will enable learners to be better prepared for their future destination, whether university, further training or employment.

Through the Welsh Baccalaureate learners will raise their skills levels and confidence, enabling and empowering them to take their place as responsible and active citizens within a diverse society. It provides learners with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of society, the community in which they live and an awareness of global issues, events


Individual Project (50%) – Planning and Organisation, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy.
Enterprise and Employability Challenge (20%) – Creativity and Innovation, Personal Effectiveness, Numeracy and Digital Literacy.
Global Citzenship Challenge (15%) – Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Creativity and Innovation, Literacy.
Community Challenge (15%) – Planning and Organisation, Personal Effectiveness.

To achieve the Advanced Welsh Bac, learners must achieve the skills challenge certificate at Advanced level together with specified Supporting Qualifications:
- GCSE Welsh language or GCSE English language at grade A* - C;
- GCSE Mathematics - Numeracy at grade A* - C;
- Either two A Levels at grade A* - E; One A Level at grade A* - E and a pass in one level 3 vocational qualification of at least 300 GLH; OR pass grade one or two level 3 vocational qualifications which total at least 600 GLH.