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1 Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification What’s it all about?

2 The Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification (WBQ) Advanced Level Diploma Non-examination based qualification CURRENTLY Worth 120 UCAS points (equivalent of Grade A)- it will be graded next year. MANY offers for university feature WBQ Aim is to learn through experience, discussion etc (not essay/writing based) 3 lessons per week in Y12, 2 lessons in Y13

3 The Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification (WBQ) 1.Essential Skills Wales/ Wider Key Skills Communication L3, Application of Number L2, ICT L2 (Essential Skills) Working With Others L3, Improving Own Learning and Performance L3, Problem-Solving L3 (Key Skills) Projects- booklets to complete in WBQ lessons Some work completed through AS subjects Assessed- work sent to WJEC

4 The Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification (WBQ) 2. Wales, Europe and the World Political, economic, social issues Outside speakers, watch DVDs, discussion in class, internet-based activities etc. Spanish- 20 hours self-study through internet ( 1 lesson per week in the autumn term OR spring term)

5 The Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification (WBQ) 3. Work-Related Education Work experience (OR part time job) Team Enterprise activity- in groups 4. Personal and Social Education (30 hours) Relationships, lifestyle choices, citizenship Community Participation- helping out in KS3 classes, charity shops, local clubs (e.g. Scouts)

6 The Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification (WBQ) 5. Individual Investigation Project into area of personal interest- related to university application?

7 The Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification (WBQ) Features 2 year programme 75-80% covered in Y12 Only 20-25% to do in Y13 Variety of learning activities (DVD, discussion, visits, group work, outside speakers etc.) NEEDS A POSITIVE AND ORGANISED APPROACH

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