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Students across the NPTC Group of Colleges are celebrating results in completing Vocational courses as well as A-levels, apprenticeship and the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification (WBQ).
The Assembly's Children, Young People and Education Committee recently published its report on "The Status of the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification", a diplomatic title for a diplomatic report.
And for Welsh students the Dragon's Lair project forms part of their Welsh Baccalaureate qualification under the Enterprise and Employability Challenge.
Using their creativity and entrepreneurial skills from the Skills Challenge Certificate as part of the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification, students ran the annual Christmas Fair offering presents decorations and treats to students, staff and visitors from the local community.
Ysgol Rhiwabon also achieved A level pass rate of 95% including the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification.
A letter from the Welsh Government official with responsibility for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification (AWBQ) shows that it, too, is aware of the issue of colleges wooing pupils with the promise of not having to study it.
As part of their Welsh Baccalaureate qualification, teams of Year 10 came up with fundraising ideas ranging from sweet and cake stalls to stalls selling handmade Christmas decorations and various games.
It is also a pleasure to note that the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification continues to go from strength to strength."
"I am extremely proud of the pupils' efforts and we hope that, through taking part in a week of community activities, pupils will not only develop a sense of pride in playing their part in creating a closer-knit local community, but also develop skills essential for completing the new Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification." Alongside cleaning beaches and woodland areas at Porthkerry Country Park, Gileston and Southerdown, pupils also tutored in literacy and numeracy in local feeder primary schools, cleared sections of the heritage coastal path and questioned local residents on behalf of the town council.
The ceremony was designed to recognise the work created by Year 10 pupils from Anglesey secondary schools who took part in a pilot project to support the global citizenship/sustainable development module of the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification.
David Rosser, former director of the CBI in Wales, said during a visit to a centre delivering the Welsh Baccalaureate: "I saw evidence of a number of the employability skills that employers have asked for being developed through the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification.
DELIVERY of the new Welsh Baccalaureate qualification was made "more challenging than it might otherwise have been" because of a delay in providing relevant training to teachers, Wales' new independent exams regulator has found.
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