The Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales qualification supports learners to become effective, responsible, and active citizens ready to take their place in a sustainable global society and in the workplace by:
• Developing their skills of Planning and Organisation; Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; Creativity and Innovation; and Personal Effectiveness
• Enhancing their skills in literacy, numeracy and digital competence
• Supporting progression to higher education, apprenticeships, training, and employment.
The qualification is graded A*-E.
The weightings of units are as follows:
• Project 1: Global Community Project (25%);
• Project 2: Future Destinations Project (25%);
• Project 3: Individual Project (50%).
Each Project is internally assessed and marked by the centre and externally moderated by WJEC in line with arrangements for non-examination assessment provided by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ). Please refer to the JCQ website, www.jcq.org.uk for further information.
WJEC have produced set tasks for each unit. Learners have the flexibility to select the specific context to the tasks.
All marking of evidence is made against the assessment criteria and performance band statements given in each unit specification.
The Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales is the reformed version of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate which will be awarded for the last time in 2024, with only a resit available in 2025. The Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales will be the national entitlement for Level 3 learners in Wales.
Further information on the WJEC Level 3 Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales can be found at: https://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/level-3-advanced-skills-baccalaureate-wales/#tab_keydocuments