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Welsh Baccalaureate From 2015

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National/Foundation Welsh Baccalaureate and Skills Challenge Certificate results slip explained here

The revised and more rigorous Welsh Baccalaureate is based on a Skills Challenge Certificate, which will be graded, and Supporting Qualifications. The primary aim is to enable learners to develop and demonstrate an understanding of and proficiency in essential and employability skills: Communication, Numeracy, Digital Literacy, Planning and Organisation, Creativity and Innovation, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Personal Effectiveness. The emphasis is on applied and purposeful learning and to provide opportunities for assessment in a range of real life context through three Challenge Briefs and an Individual Project.


We are pleased to offer the new Welsh Baccalaureate at four levels.


Case Studies

To facilitate the sharing of ideas WJEC has produced case studies of a selection of timetabling models from Welsh Baccalaureate Centres. We will shortly be producing case studies on e-Portfolio, controlled assessment and the components of the qualifications.

If you would like to contribute to our bank of case studies, please contact Julie Rees - julie.rees@wjec.co.uk.


Latest News

Our fourth Welsh Baccalaureate and Skills Newsletter is now available. Further publications will be issued quarterly.

Read fourth newsletter

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Read second newsletter

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Advanced Individual Project Proposals

It's a pleasure to publish the first tranche of Individual Project Proposals set by Universities. They are available via the Advanced' Related Documents page.

Related Documents

Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate Delivery Handbook

The Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate Delivery Handbook is now published under 'Key documents'. A copy is available via the Advanced'Related Documents' page

Related Documents

Approved Challenge Briefs from external organisations

We have uploaded Approved Challenge Briefs from external organisations onto the website. Please click on the qualification level that you are delivering, and then the Related Documents icon to access the Approved Challenge Briefs. These will be updated as we approve Challenges from external organisations.


Getting Involved

Centres for assessment purposes will be able to amend generic Challenge Briefs produced by WJEC or produce their own which must be approved by WJEC before they can be used for the purpose of assessment.

Employers and organisations can become involved in the Welsh Baccalaureate by:

  • producing resources for teaching and learning;
  • delivering talks for learners;
  • producing Challenge Briefs which must be approved by WJEC if to be used for assessment.

Higher Education Institutions can become involved by:

  • training teachers and learners in research methods for the Individual Project;
  • producing Project Proposals linked to Degree courses;
  • holding learner conferences on global issues for Global Citizenship Challenge.

Contact Us

Welsh Baccalaureate
Framework Manager

Caroline Morgan
029 2026 5319
caroline.morgan@wjec.co.uk

KS4 National/Foundation Welsh Baccalaureate Officer

Sara Davies
029 2026 5191
sara.davies@wjec.co.uk

Welsh Baccalaureate and Skills
Co-ordinator

Julie Rees
029 2026 5096
julie.rees@wjec.co.uk

Welsh Baccalaureate and Skills Support Officer

Sophia Hathaway
029 2026 5498
sophia.hathaway@wjec.co.uk

Our dedicated Regional Support Officers are also on hand to help make the transition seamless. Find your Officer


Regional Support Officers

Every school, F.E. College and educational establishment who deliver the Welsh Baccalaureate are allocated a Regional Support Officers who will provide guidance and support.

Name

Contact Details

Regional Links

Local Authorities

Sian Coathup

sian.coathup@wjec.co.uk

mobile: 07875552640

CSC, EAS, ERW, GWE

Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Merthyr, Monmouthshire, Powys, Wrexham

Sara Davies

sara.davies@wjec.co.uk

office: 029 20265191

mobile: 07989224209

CSC, EAS

Caerphilly, Cardiff

Rhys Huws

rhys.huws@wjec.co.uk

mobile: 07875552819

ERW, GWE

Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, NPT, Pembrokeshire, Powys

Arwel Jones

arwel.jones@wjec.co.uk

office: 029 2026 5184

mobile: 07817949416

EAS, GWE

Anglesey, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Conwy, Denbigshire, Gwynedd, Newport, Torfaen

Leah Maloney

leah.maloney@wjec.co.uk

mobile: 07814418089

ERW, CSC

Bridgend, RCT, Swansea, Vale of Glamorgan

Emma Vincent

emma.vincent@wjec.co.uk

mobile:07875561825

CC

Further Education Colleges across Wales