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Welsh Baccalaureate

Mr A Thomas (Director of Studies)

Key Stage 5

Welsh AS and A level

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

The Skills Challenge Certificate consists of four components which are followed by all learners:

  • Individual Project
  • Enterprise and Employability Challenge
  • Global Citizenship Challenge
  • Community Challenge

The Supporting Qualifications include two mandatory GCSEs of English Language or Welsh Language together with Mathematics-Numeracy at grades A*- C. Learners require two A Levels grade A*- E, or equivalent Level 3 qualifications totalling at least 600 GLH.

The Welsh Baccalaureate aims to enable learners to develop and demonstrate an understanding of and proficiency in essential and employability skills. These are the skills that employers and next-stage educators value and which learners need for learning, work and life.

The seven essential and employability skills are:



    Digital Literacy

    Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

    Planning and Organisation

    Creativity and Innovation

    Personal Effectiveness

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