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PSE / Welsh Baccalaureate

The Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification is a qualification for 14-19 year old students in Wales.

It aims to achieve a broader, more balanced curriculum for 14-19 year olds, helping students to develop knowledge and skills that higher education and employers want them to have when they leave school.

The Welsh Baccalaureate consists of two parts:

Core

Consisting of five components:

  • Essential Skills Wales/Key Skills
  • Wales, Europe and the World
  • Work Related Education
  • Personal and Social Education
  • Higher Project, a stand-alone qualification, worth ½ GCSE

Options - Students KS4 Courses

Together the Core and Options make up the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification.