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  1. Critical success factors

  2. At centre of educational developments in Wales Provides a powerful network of centres and support structures Promotes skills Promotes inclusion, retention and achievement Promotes parity of esteem between academic & vocational qualifications

  3. Growth in WBQ

  4. Results 2011

  5. Characteristics of a Baccalaureate broad and balanced curriculum compulsory core offering common experience plus optional elements/traditional subjects parity between academic & vocational qualifications emphasis on skills, independent learning, innovative learning qualification for admission to higher education, employment and foundation for life

  6. Curriculum Framework Options - range of current qualifications Each student has a personal tutor or learning coach Foundation, Intermediate & Advanced Levels Welsh Baccalaureate core

  7. What is the Welsh Bac worth? • Advanced WBQ Diploma = 120 UCAS points in addition to Option points • Intermediate WBQ Diploma = approx 3 A* - C grade GCSEs • Foundation WBQ Diploma = approx 3 D - G grade GCSEs

  8. What about funding? • Funding now a matter for the local authority • Previously post 16 (over 2 years) was based on NPFS system and worth c £550 per year* • Pump prime delivery and planning funding pre-16 is no longer available *Key Skills = 36 CEUs (3 could be claimed each year) Core = 9 CEUs ( 4.5 each year) Total = 45 x £25.04 = £1126.8 (£563.40 each year)

  9. What about universities?

  10. Work by the UCAS Research Team, analysed a sample of over 600 Welsh Bac students who applied through UCAS for entry to HEIs in 2006. The Welsh Bac applicants showed a number of positive characteristics. • Welsh Bac applicants demonstrated a higher success rate in the UCAS main scheme • Better A level performance. • (Abi Titley, UCAS)

  11. CHALLENGES FOR NEW CENTRES

  12. DELIVERY OF THE WBQ PRESENTS A CONSIDERABLE CHALLENGE • Staffing/expertise • Timetabling • Resources • Training • Cost - Apathy - Reform fatigue - Conservative culture & defence of the status quo

  13. SENIOR MANAGEMENT LINK WBQ CO-ORDINATOR (KS4/5 separate) ADMIN SUPPORT PUTTING TOGETHER A WBQ TEAM KEY SKILLS COORDINATOR TUTOR/MENTORS SPECIALISTS (KS4/5 separate)

  14. REGULAR MEETINGS Core team meetings - once a week Regular meetings with learning coaches

  15. ROLE OF PERSONAL TUTOR/LEARNING COACH IS KEY Tutors guide students through the Welsh Baccalaureate Surgery style interviews Students entitled to 30 minutes each half term

  16. SPREADING THE WORD • Students • Teachers • Parents • Local community • HE • Collaboration

  17. EVALUATION • Senior managers review provision • Progression • Completion

  18. What has the Welsh Bac ever done for us? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExWfh6sGyso ‘The WBQ has developed a number of the employability skills that employers have asked for’. David Rosser, Director CBI in Wales ‘WBQ provides excellent preparation for success in HE.’ Aberystwyth Uni. ‘You get life skills from the WBQ. It makes you more confident as a person’ (Nick, student)