The Welsh Baccalaureate is a qualification for students aged 14 to 19 years in Wales. It combines personal development skills with existing qualifications, such as A levels, NVQs and GCSEs to make one wider award that is valued by employers and universities and aims to give a broader learning experience than traditional courses of study. The core of the Welsh Baccalaureate counts for 120 UCAS tariff points, which is equivalent to an A Grade at A leve, and can be studied in English or Welsh, or a combination of both languages.
The central focus of the Welsh Baccalaureate at Advanced level is to provide a vehicle sixth form students to consolidate and progress the development of essential and employability skills. Building on their GCSE achievements, the qualification will help students to develop more complex skills, attributes and behaviours. It provides experiences which enable students to be better prepared for their future destination, whether university, further training or employment.