Coordinator: Mr M Kent

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.

To achieve the National Welsh Baccalaureate learners must achieve the National Skills Challenge
Certificate together with the following Supporting Qualifications:

  • GCSE English Language or GCSE Welsh 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 achieve the Foundation Welsh Baccalaureate learners must achieve either the National or
Foundation Skills Challenge Certificate together with the following Supporting Qualifications:

  • GCSE English Language or GCSE Welsh 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.