Bridgend pupils lead way in new learning
SIXTH FORM students in Bridgend schools are set to be among the first in Wales to take up the new Welsh Baccalaureate qualification.
Education Minister Jane Davidson announced today that the Welsh Bacc will be offered to all Sixth Form students in Bryntirion Comprehensive, Archbishop McGrath Comprehensive and Bridgend College from September this year.
A-levels students in Bridgend will now be able to gain a broader qualification than the traditional A-level and an advantage when they look for University places and enter the job market.
Pupils in Bryntirion Comprehensive, Archbishop McGrath Comprehensive and Bridgend College who opt for the Welsh Bacc will take up a language module, a study of Wales, Europe and the world, a research project, work experience and voluntary work in the community, alongside taking existing qualifications such as A levels, GCSEs or NVQs.
Welsh Labour is transforming Sixth Form learning in Wales, offering higher standards of achievement and motivation for young people in Bridgend. The Welsh Assembly Government is leading the way on new learning. The Welsh Bacc is going to produce students with better skills and a greater understanding of the wider world.
I am proud Welsh Labour has delivered the first ever distinctly Welsh education and skills programme for 16 – 19 year olds in Bridgend.