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A Level – Welsh Baccalaureate Course

Exam board: WJEC

A Level:9003Q0

The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate is intended to allow students to build upon the essential and employability skills they have developed in Key Stage 4. Like the National Diploma it is based on three Skills Challenge Certificates and an Individual Project, alongside supporting qualifications.

The requirements of these must be met in order to achieve the overarching Welsh Baccalaureate. The Skills Challenge Certificate consists of three components which are followed by all learners:

  • Enterprise and Employability Challenge (20%)
  • Global Citizenship Challenge (15%)
  • Community Challenge (15%)
  • Individual Project (50%)

In addition all learners must complete an Individual Project (50%) of 3000-5000 words in which they research a topic related to their future career of course of study. In this aspect of the qualification learners develop research and analysis skills which help to prepare them effectively for higher education.

To achieve the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate learners must achieve the Skills Challenge Certificate at Advanced level together with supporting qualifications which must be achieved either during the course or

  • GCSE English Language or GCSE Welsh Language at grade A* – C
  • (alternatively legacy GCSE English Language and GCSE Welsh Language at grade A* – C are accepted until 2017)
  • GCSE Mathematics – Numeracy at grade A* – C (alternatively legacy GCSE Mathematics at grade A* – C is accepted until 2017)

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 Welsh Baccalaureate aims to enable learners to develop and demonstrate an understanding of and proficiency in essential and employability skills. These are the skills that employers and next-stage educators value and which learners need for learning, work and life. The seven essential and employability skills are:

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

All three challenges and the project are assessed internally and learners’ work is then moderated by WJEC.

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, practising and applying the skills
  • increase confidence and effectiveness in the use and application of the skills in a range of meaningful and ‘real-life’ contexts and purposes

Full attendance is required.


We offer a range of study options, we are flexible, offer tutor support, and 
interest-free payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your life.

We are registered with Estyn, our aims to give each student a complete education in which they achieve their academic potential and grow as an individual.

As well as studying with us, you can sit your exams with us too.

The regular A Level courses commence in September and an intake in January, these courses are designed to be taught in a classroom environment / online and follow a structured curriculum with a fixed schedule of classes, assessments and exams. 

Distance Learning online courses can be started at any time throughout the year, and students can work at their own pace and in their own time.

You’ll sit the same A level exams at the same time as all the other students in the UK, and you’ll receive the same results, transcript and qualification.

You’re a level course will be accepted by colleges, universities and employers worldwide.

Yes! You can, if you are looking to improve your grade in your GCSEs, whilst studying A levels with us!

You can study A level courses through a range of study options; our blended learning which consists of online live classes and pre-recorded and in person teaching in class. The other option is only online live classes or Distance learning course.

Students normally study 4 AS subject in Year 12 and continue with the 3 subjects of their course in Year 2 to complete the A level.

If you are studying a distance learning course, we can assess you through the year through a range of assessments.
How will I be supported?

  • We offer subject support tutorials every month
  • 1:1 support from your subject tutor, online or by email
  • 24/7 access to the your online learning platform
  • Interactive online learning broken down into easy-to-follow units
  • Practice tests and mock exams marked by your tutor
  • Friendly student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

Distance Learning is a self-study course that you work through at your own pace using our Online course materials; a wide range of online resources, access to our Google classroom and tutor support when you need it.

Of course, you can study this course part time, making sure you have mentioned in your enrolment.

A level’s are usually a two year course, studying this in one year, would be an intensive course. You may be able to complete the course in one year as an intensive course; you need to show a strong understanding of the subject.

You have the option to join Year 13 and repeat the year and complete your course in one year.

We offer A levels – part time in the evenings to adult learners.

You have 2 options – Online live classes in the evening, Online Distance learning course.

You will have full tutor support in both options.

We offer support to all our students! We help you with your university options, personal statement writing, we provide a reference and your predicted grades. 
We also help you prepare for you interviews.

We offer interest-free payment plans, you can pay monthly, termly or annually.

Yes of course! You can come in to our office and speak to our course advisors.
You can also book a Video call with us, email to arrange.

Choose the subject you would like to study, add to courses, complete our application form and you can choose to pay online. 
If you’d like to set up an interest-free payment plan, get in touch with our Student Advisors on 01792 535 000.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please let us know before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

A Level Welsh Baccalaureate
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