The Welsh Baccalaureate (WBQ) is delivered at Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced levels in schools, colleges and training centres across Wales. The Welsh Baccalaureate Core at each level is studied alongside a range of appropriate academic and/or vocational optional qualifications. Candidates who meet the requirements of the Core and Options are awarded the full Diploma at the appropriate level.
New Welsh Bac for 2015
The new Welsh Baccalaureate Specifications and Challenge Briefs are now available in a new section of the WJEC website.
Graded Advanced WBQ
Advanced Welsh Bac Core will be graded A* - C in Summer 2015 and 2016. We would like to reiterate that irrespective of a learner’s grade in the new graded Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate, they will secure 120 UCAS points.
It appears that Universities are increasingly offering places on a grade basis. Centres inform us that typical offers include a Welsh Bac grade as one of the A level grade requirements.
QUALIFICATIONS WALES: More information about the latest developments can be found on the Qualification Wales website. This site contains in depth information on each of the qualifications including development work and the design principles.
QUALIFIED FOR LIFE: Information about the educational reforms in Wales generally, designed for stakeholders, including parents and learners can be found on the Qualified for Life website.