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The status of the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification

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The Children, Young People and Education Committee is conducting an inquiry into the revised Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification that was introduced for teaching from September 2015. The Committee will be looking at the qualification at Key Stage 4 and post-16.

 

The inquiry will focus specifically on:

The extent to which the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification is understood and valued by learners, parents, education professionals in schools and colleges, higher education institutions and employers;

 

The extent to which the Welsh Baccalaureate is considered by learners, education professionals in schools and colleges, employers and higher education to be an equivalent, rigorous qualification;

 

The status of the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification in schools and colleges, including the Welsh Government’s target for universal adoption and the potential impact of this approach;

 

The wider impact of studying the Welsh Baccalaureate on other curriculum subjects and education provision;

 

The benefits and disadvantages of the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification to learners, schools and colleges, higher education institutions and employers.

 

 

Evidence gathering

A summary of the survey results with young people and parents/guardians

A short video summarising the survey results is also available

A summary of the dialogue discussion with employers

A summary of the survey results from Higher Education Institutions

Note from the stakeholder event on 26 September 2018

Note from the school visits on 4 October 2018

 

 

Report

Bacc to the Future: The status of the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification

During the launch event for this report a video summarising the views from young people and stakeholders was shown.

 

Welsh Government response to the Committee’s report.

 

Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

First published: 20/06/2018

Decision due: Meeting Date by Children, Young People and Education Committee

Documents

Consultations

 

 

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