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					               Curriculum Framework
Each student has               Foundation,
a personal tutor               Intermediate &
or learning coach              Advanced Levels




Welsh Baccalaureate         Full range of current
core activities             qualifications
•Pilot began in 2003
•Roll out in stages
•2008 over 100 centres/23,000
learners
•Future - 58,000?
WELSH BAC AND DIPLOMAS
  WBQ INCORPORATING PRINCIPAL LEARNING

        Current           Incorporating PL and project

• WBQ core                 • WBQ core

• Plus options             • Principal learning
  e.g. GCE, NVQ L3         • Additional Specialist
                             Learning
                           • Extended Project/Project

       Approximately the same number of GLH
      WJEC/EDEXCEL PARTNERSHIP
      (developing the first lines of the diploma)


– IT, Engineering, Construction & Built
  Environment
– WJEC developing Creative And Media
– WJEC developing Society, Health And
  Development
– Aim to be available for September 2009

                              •Remaining 9 lines for 2010
As appropriate parts of the Welsh Baccalaureate
Core can be achieved through the Principal
Learning/ Project e.g.

WRE - work experience & enterprise activity
KEY SKILLS
WEW/PSE
          Project / Extended Project

Can be:                      Assessment Objectives

Dissertation/Report          •   Manage
Artefact                     •   Use Resources
Performance
                             •   Develop and Realise
Design
Field Study                  •   Review


  Level 1 and 2: 60 GLH ( = short course GCSE)
  Extended Project: 120 GLH ( = ½ A Level)
             Project / Extended Project
• Can be used as a proxy            Learners taking current
  for the Individual                options within the WBQ
  Investigation provided it
  meets Welsh                       e.g.
  Baccalaureate                     GCSE/GCE/NVQ/BTEC
  Qualification                     etc can also opt to do the
  requirements                      Project/Extended Project



       •The Project/Extended Project can also be taken
       as a stand alone qualification outside of WBQ
             CANDIDATE DIARIES

(Applying to Foundation, Intermediate and
Advanced LevelS)

 Candidates beginning their Welsh
Baccalaureate programmes from September 2008
must use the candidate diary produced by WJEC.

 Candidates who began their Welsh
Baccalaureate programmes before September
2008 may use either those produced by WJEC, or
centre produced candidate diaries approved by
WJEC. The candidate diary can be found on the
teacher’s section of the Welsh Baccalaureate
website.
 Must pursue all
six key skills at each
level

Key Skills usually
contextualised,
taught and
developed through
WBQ core and
options
    APPLYING TO ADVANCED LEVEL

 Candidates may substitute a qualification
in A Level Computing or ICT at Grade E or
above for the Level 3 key skill requirement in
ICT.

 Candidates may substitute a qualification
in GCSE ICT at Grade C or above for the
Level 2 key skill requirement in ICT.
     APPLYING TO THE INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

 Candidates may substitute a qualification in GCSE
Computer Studies, ICT or Information Systems at Grade
C or above for the Level 2 key skill requirement in ICT.

 Candidates may substitute a qualification in GCSE
Computer Studies, ICT or Information Systems at Grade
E or above for the Level 1 key skill requirement in ICT.
  APPLYING TO THE FOUNDATION LEVEL

Candidates may substitute a qualification in
GCSE Computer Studies, ICT or Information
Systems at Grade G or above for the Level 1
key skill requirement in ICT.
           ‘Welcomes
           breadth of
           education and
                                UCAS MARCH 08
                                 UK FIGURES
           learning
           experiences’     Courses with acceptability
                              information = 20,881
                           Acceptable on own = 16,069
                           Acceptable in comb = 4,659
                              Not acceptable = 153
‘WBQ provides
exellent preparation
for success in HE.’
ross.thomas@wjec.co.uk

Tel: 02920265320

				
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