Welsh Baccalaureate

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Year 7

You will study a number of topics under the theme of Safety including health and hygiene, road safety, staying safe in the sun and responsibilities in school and in transport. You may have the opportunity to take part in events with external agencies and there will be a number of activities to develop your discussion and writing skills.

There is 1 lesson of WBQ per cycle in year 7 where students cover a number of PSE, WRE topics.

Term

Key Tasks:

Autumn

Writing a formal, persuasive letter on Risky Behaviour

Spring

Preparing for and taking part in a class discussion on the Rights of the Child

Summer

Reflective writing about your achievements in year 7.

Year 8

You will study a number of topics under the theme of Rights and Responsibilities including global citizenship, hygiene, substance misuse, positive relationships and financial planning. You may have the opportunity to take part in events with external agencies and there will be a number of activities to develop your discussion and writing skills.

There is 1 lesson of WBQ per cycle in year 8 where students cover a number of PSE, WRE topics.

 

The Key Tasks will include:

Autumn Term

Writing a formal letter, showing problem solving skills and an understanding of how to develop positive relationships.

Spring Term

Numeracy task to show an understanding of savings, interest and decision making.

Summer Term

Prepare for, and take part in, a discussion on reducing water usage.

 

 

     

Year 9

You will study a number of topics under the theme of Living in the Wider World including the role of government, rights in the workplace, future choices, and financial planning. You may have the opportunity to take part in events with external agencies and there will be a number of activities to develop your discussion and writing skills.

There is 1 lesson of WBQ per cycle in year 9 where students cover a number of PSE, WRE topics.

Term

The Key Tasks will include:

Autumn

Extended writing task to show understanding of healthy and unhealthy relationships.

Spring

Prepare for, and take part in a discussion on the topic of refugees and asylum seekers to show an understanding of the concept of ‘Global Citizenship’.

Summer

Numeracy task to explore trends in employment in different industries.

 

Year 10

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

The Welsh Baccalaureate is based on a Skills Challenge Certificate and Supporting Qualifications. The requirements of both the Skills Challenge Certificate and Supporting Qualifications must be met in order for students to achieve the overarching Welsh Baccalaureate.

The Skills Challenge Certificate consists of four components which you will complete during Year 10 and Year 11.

Year 10 September to December

  • Global Citizenship Challenge – this challenge requires students to respond to a global issue by raising awareness of the issue to an audience in a creative and innovative way.

Year 10 January to March

  • Enterprise and Employability Challenge – this challenge requires students to develop a business idea and proposal, and with final proposals pitched to a panel of experts.

Year 10 April to July

  • Community Challenge – this challenge will provide students with the opportunity to select an activity from one of the following community themes: social/welfare, neighbourhood enhancement or coaching. In school activities are provided over two days but students are encouraged to plan and arrange their own activities.

These three challenges are worth 50% of the Skills Challenge Certificate.

The Supporting Qualifications include two mandatory GCSEs of English Language or Welsh Language and Mathematics-Numeracy. A further three GCSEs are also required, of which two may be of equivalent qualifications (eg: BTEC).

To meet the National Key Stage 4 Welsh Baccalaureate requirements all five of the Supporting Qualifications must be achieved at grades A*-C.

There is no Welsh Baccalaureate exam.

Year 11

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

The Welsh Baccalaureate is based on a Skills Challenge Certificate and Supporting Qualifications. The requirements of both the Skills Challenge Certificate and Supporting Qualifications must be met in order for students to achieve the overarching Welsh Baccalaureate.

 

In year 11 students complete the Individual Project worth 50% of the Skills Challenge Certificate.

The Individual Project helps students to develop their skills, through carrying out a research activity in an area of personal interest or one that reflects their future educational or career aspirations.

The Individual Project should be presented in written form of 1,000 – 2,000 words in length, with or

without a product/artefact. Written work should be word processed and include a variety of graphs,

images, statistical tables, diagrams and drawings.

The Supporting Qualifications include two mandatory GCSEs of English Language or Welsh Language and Mathematics-Numeracy. A further three GCSEs are also required, of which two may be of equivalent qualifications (eg: BTEC).

To meet the National Key Stage 4 Welsh Baccalaureate requirements all five of the Supporting Qualifications must be achieved at grades A*-C.

There is no Welsh Baccalaureate exam