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Critical success factors
At centre of educational developments in WalesPromotes parity of esteem between academic & vocational qualificationsPromotes skillsPromotes inclusion, retention and achievementProvides a powerful network of centres and support structures
Growth in WBQ
Number% of entryAdvancedCore782494.0 %Diploma755090.7 %Intermediate Core516887.5 %Diploma484782.0 %Foundation Core254186.7 %Diploma241782.5 %TotalCore1553390.5%Diploma1481486.3%
Characteristics of a Baccalaureate
broad and balanced curriculumcompulsory core offering common experience plus optional elements/traditional subjectsparity between academic & vocational qualificationsemphasis on skills, independent learning, innovative learningqualification for admission to higher education, employment and foundation for life
Curriculum FrameworkWelsh Baccalaureate coreOptions - range of current qualificationsFoundation, Intermediate & Advanced LevelsEach student has a personal tutor or learning coach
Advanced WBQ Diploma = 120 UCAS points in addition to Option pointsIntermediate WBQ Diploma = approx 3 A* - C grade GCSEsFoundation WBQ Diploma = approx 3 D - G grade GCSEs
What is the Welsh Bac worth?
Funding now a matter for the local authority
Previously post 16 (over 2 years) was based on NPFS system and worth c 550 per year*
Pump prime delivery and planning funding pre-16 is no longer available
*Key Skills = 36 CEUs (3 could be claimed each year)Core = 9 CEUs ( 4.5 each year)Total = 45 x 25.04 = 1126.8 (563.40 each year)What about funding?
What about universities?
96% received a WBQ offer from at least one of their 5 choices (Head of 6th Form, 2010)
HE & WBQTotal coursesAcceptableon ownAcceptable in combinationNotacceptableUK20,88116,0694,659153WALES2,8092,2205863
Work by the UCAS Research Team, analysed a sample of over 600 Welsh Bac students who applied through UCAS for entry to HEIs in 2006. The Welsh Bac applicants showed a number of positive characteristics.
Welsh Bac applicants demonstrated a higher success rate in the UCAS main scheme Better A level performance.
(Abi Titley, UCAS)
CHALLENGES FOR NEW CENTRES
DELIVERY OF THE WBQ PRESENTS A CONSIDERABLE CHALLENGE Staffing/expertise Timetabling Resources Training Cost - Apathy- Reform fatigue- Conservative culture & defence of the status quo
PUTTING TOGETHER A WBQ TEAMWBQ CO-ORDINATORTUTOR/MENTORSSENIOR MANAGEMENT LINKSPECIALISTSADMIN SUPPORTKEY SKILLS COORDINATOR(KS4/5 separate)(KS4/5 separate)
Core team meetings - once a weekRegular meetings with learning coachesREGULAR MEETINGS
ROLE OF PERSONAL TUTOR/LEARNING COACH IS KEYTutors guide students through the Welsh BaccalaureateSurgery style interviewsStudents entitled to 30 minutes each half term
SPREADING THE WORD Students Teachers Parents Local community HE Collaboration
EVALUATIONSenior managers review provisionProgressionCompletion
WBQ provides excellent preparation for success in HE.Aberystwyth Uni.You get life skills from the WBQ. It makes you more confident as a person (Nick, student)The WBQ has developed a number of the employability skills that employers have asked for. David Rosser, Director CBI in Waleshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExWfh6sGyso