Advanced Level

The Welsh Baccalaureate will:

  • enable learners to consolidate and formalise learning of skills;
  • provide a theoretical underpinning of knowledge and techniques related to skills;
  • encourage reflection, analysis and articulation of the learner’s own proficiency in the skills;
  • engage learners in exploring, developing, practicing and applying the skills;
  • increase confidence and effective-ness in the use and application of the skills in a range of meaningful and ‘real-life’ contexts and purposes.

The following Supporting Qualifications must be achieved either during the course or previously:

  • GCSE English Language or GCSE Welsh Language at grade A* - C
  • GCSE Mathematics – Numeracy or GCSE Mathematics at grade A* - C
  • One of the following Supporting Qualifications options must be achieved during the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate programme:
  • Two A levels at grade A*- E;
  • One A level at grade A* - E and a Pass in one level 3 vocational qualification of at least 300 GLH;Pass grade in one or two level 3 vocational qualifications which total at least 600 GLH

The seven essential and employability skills are:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Digital Literacy
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Planning and Organisation
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Personal Effectiveness