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Skills challenge: sialens sgiliau’

Skills Challenge Certificate

 

All pupils in KS4 have compulsory Welsh Baccalaureate lessons and use this time to work towards their Skills Challenge Certificate. This is a core element of the new Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification and will be delivered in all Welsh Secondary Schools from September 2016.

The Skills Challenge Certificate is equivalent to a GCSE and will be awarded Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* at Intermediate level.

In order to achieve the qualification pupils will need to complete three challenges and an individual project on a topic of interest.

ASSESSMENT

Each Challenge is a controlled assessment and as such there are no external examinations. Each challenge is weighted as follows:

Challenge

Weighting

 

Global Citizenship

15%

 

Community

15%

 

Enterprise & Employability

20%

 

Individual Project

50%

Year 11 Only

HOMEWORK

All homework will be set via www.showmyhomework.co.uk, which can be accessed by pupils’ individual pin.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like any further information on this qualification, please feel free to contact Mrs Edwards on the email below or via the school switchboard.Subject Co-ordinator: 

Mrs S. Edwards ( staff3054@abersychan.schoolsedu.org.uk)

Alternatively, additional information is available on the exam board’s website by following the link http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/welsh-baccalaureate/welsh-bacc-from-2015/ks4-national-foundation/