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KS4 WBQ

Why study the WBQ?

The central focus of the Welsh Baccalaureate at Key Stage 4 is to provide a vehicle for 14-16 year olds to consolidate and develop essential and employability skills. The qualification will help learners to prepare for their future by developing skills, attributes and behaviours valued by post-16 educators and potential employers.

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SJHS WBQ National Assessment Plan: Key Stage 4

Challenge

Year of study

Preparation

Assessment

Global Challenge (15%)

10: Autumn and Spring term

11: Autumn term

Ensure all teaching and learning tasks are complete.

Task 1: 2 hour controlled
Task 2: 5 hour controlled/class task
Task 3: 10 hour class task
Task 4: 1 hour evaluation (Yr 11)

Enterprise and Employability (20%)

10/11: Summer term and September Year 11

Ensure all teaching and learning tasks are complete.

Task 1: 2 hour controlled (Yr 10)
Task 2: 15 hour group task (Yr 10&11)
Task 3: 1 hour controlled (Yr 11)

Community Challenge (15%)

10/11: Summer term and September Year 11

Plan hours (largely during controlled).

Collect evidence e.g. diary, handouts, teaching material, annotated photos etc.

Task 1: 2 hour controlled (Yr 10)
Task 2: 10 hours doing (Yr 10)
Task 3: 1 hour evaluation (Yr 11)

Project (50%)

Year 11: October - February half term

Once title is agreed, work on project in own time as well as in lessons. See Project Guide.

Project: represent approximately 20 hours