Key Stage 5
ADVANCED SKILLS BACCALAUREATE WALES
The Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales (AdvSBW) qualification is an exciting new Level 3 qualification that supports students to become effective, responsible and active citizens, equipping them with the skills for future study and to enter the job market. The qualification has primarily been designed for students aged 16-19, and can be taken alongside other Level 3 qualifications, including A levels.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Our two-year course is made up of 3 projects: Global Community Project, Future Destination Project, and Individual Project. You will develop and apply the 4 Integral skills and have opportunities to develop the 3 Embedded skills. Students will take part in a variety of exciting activities and contexts which will be based on the United Nations sustainable development agenda and Wales’s Well-being Goals as defined by the Well-being of Future Generations Act (Wales).
WHAT SKILLS WILL I DEVELOP?
You will develop a range of skills which are attractive to employers, colleges and universities including:
- Planning and Organisation
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
- Creativity and Innovation
- Personal Effectiveness
- Digital Competence
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Global Community Project (25%)
You will select a global issue to investigate, share your knowledge with others and take part in a community action.
Future Destination Project (25%)
You will gain an understanding of yourself, explore future employment and wellbeing goals, and plan how you can achieve this.
Individual Project (50%)
You will plan, manage, and research a topic linked to your future education or career aspirations, and create a written dissertation or an artefact.
The qualification is the equivalent of an A Level and is graded A* – E
CAREERS WITH AdvSBW
This qualification allows you to develop important skills that can take you forward whether you are moving on to university, training or employment. Developing these skills will help you become an effective, responsible and active citizen and can have a profound effect on your future success and wellbeing.