We, the Children, Young People and Education Committee are looking into the benefits and disadvantages of the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification (Welsh Bacc)* and we want to hear from those of you who had the option to study the Welsh Bacc from 2015 onwards.
  • Students - we'd like to know how you feel about studying the Welsh Bacc and whether you think it will be beneficial to your education, employment and life.
  • Parents/guardians - we'd also like to hear about your views of the qualification and its benefits/disadvantages for your child.
  • We understand that not everyone wishes to provide this information – if you’ve received this survey you can complete it if you want to, but you don’t have to complete it.
  • For full details about how any personal data that you provide will be used, please see our Privacy Notice.
You don't have to give your name or which school or college you go to, and the questions should take around 5-10 minutes to complete.

Fersiwn Cymraeg

The survey will close at 5pm on Thursday 20th September.
The Committee will then gather more evidence during the Autumn term and write a report on what they have heard. The Committee is hoping to release its report in late Spring 2019 (this is subject to no other unexpected, urgent business arising).

Thank you!

This survey is for young people and parents/guardians.
However, if you:
  • work in the education sector (secondary school, college) please contact us to find out about the roundtable events we are organising in the Autumn term: sally.jones11@assembly.wales
The general consultation is also open to anyone and can be found here: Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification Inquiry

*The Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification (Welsh Bacc) is an award made up of a combination of qualifications including:
  • the Skills Challenge Certificate - a skills-based qualification that enables learners to develop the skills for education, employment and life;
  • a choice of supporting qualifications of a specified size and level (such as GCSEs, A levels or vocational equivalents);
  • GCSEs in English or Welsh Language and Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy
It is awarded at three levels:
  • Foundation Welsh Baccalaureate (level 1), awarded at key stage 4 or post-16;
  • National Welsh Baccalaureate (level 2), awarded at key stage 4 or post-16;
  • Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate (level 3), awarded at post-16 only