University supports Welsh Bacc
25 September 2018
Cardiff University is helping teachers to deliver the research skills required for the Welsh Baccalaureate.
The fourth annual Welsh Baccalaureate Teacher Conference, hosted by the School of Social Sciences, supported delivery of the new Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate.
Teachers from across south Wales took part in a series of research-focused workshops designed to help them equip pupils with the required skills.
The Skills Challenge aims to develop students’ skills for further study and employment.
The workshops included topics such as interview techniques, survey question design and analysing quantitative data to support the graded ‘individual project’ section of the challenge.
Teachers were also provided with classroom resources.
This continuing professional development, part of the University’s Civic Mission, gives teachers skills and knowledge to support high-quality teaching in Wales.
The event was developed in collaboration with researchers from across the University and advisory teachers from the Central South Consortium (Bridgend, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Vale of Glamorgan) and the Education Achievement Service (Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen).
Several partner organisations took part including BBC Bitesize, Amguedda Cymru - National Museum Wales, the National Assembly for Wales and WJEC.
The conference, opened by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen Holford, is just one of a number of Welsh Baccalaureate activities and resources the University offers to help schools and colleges deliver the qualification.