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Qualifications and Accreditations



Welsh Baccalaureate

We have begun delivery of the WJEC Welsh Baccalaureate ‘Challenge Certificate’ at Foundation Level in September 2015. This has been in response to a small group of Key Stage 4 pupils working at above ‘Entry Pathway’ Level and identified as benefitting from being offered a higher level and more challenging qualification led curriculum. The course runs over two years. It involves four units including, Enterprise and Employability; Global Citizenship; Community Challenge and Individual Project. The Challenge Certificate is equivalent to a GCSE.

Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC)

WJEC is an examination board which provides qualifications and exam assessments to schools. We offer a variety of Entry Pathways/Level units which provides a framework for students to achieve the learning outcomes regardless of how they are assessed. This examination board has been carefully selected as it provides the following benefits to our students:-
  • recognition is given to the completion of each unit as well as of the qualification as a whole, through the award of credit
  • units can be combined to create programmes of work suited to individual learner needs
  • assessment evidence can to be produced from integrated programmes of work and at appropriate points in the course
  • they promote progression through Entry 1, 2 and 3 and on to Level 1

The subject areas available at present are:-

  • Additional English
  • Creative, Media and Performance Arts
  • Healthy Living and Fitness
  • Humanities
  • ICT
  • Independent Living
  • Mathematics
  • Personal and Social Development
  • Personal Progress
  • Preparing for Work
  • Science Today
  • Welsh
  • Welsh Second Language

We also offer WJEC Essential Skills Wales qualifications at 16+ linked to a programme of small group tutorials in basic skills. These are supported by the BKSB online diagnostic course. Students achieve qualifications in Communication and Application Of Number at Entry Level and Level 1.

AQA Unit Awards

In the Vocational department, students achieve accreditation in competence based units of work in a wide range of areas. For example; Using A Strimmer, Basic Bricklaying, Customer Service in a Café Environment.

ASDAN

ASDAN offers a wide choice of activity-based curriculum programmes that can be used with learners working at a range of levels. More flexible than qualifications, these programmes offer imaginative ways of developing, recording and certificating young people’s personal achievements.

We currently offer the Towards Independence and Transition Challenge units. More information about these can be found on the following link:-

https://www.asdan.org.uk/courses/programmes