An IWA Gwent Branch event.
6.00pm Registration, tea/coffee and chat
6.20pm Welcome from IWA Gwent Branch Chair
6.25pm – Welcome and introduction from event Chair
Prof David Egan, Professor of Welsh Education Policy at Trinity St David University
6.30 The Challenge of creating the Welsh Baccalaureate as a new qualification for Wales, Gavin Thomas, Consultant, Colleges Cymru – founder member of the WBQ development team
6.50 An evaluation of the original Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate,
Dr Ceryn Evans, WISERD, Cardiff University
7.10 The vision behind the new WBA Advanced Level Qualification
Jim Bennett, Principal/Chief Executive, Coleg Gwent, Member of the Welsh Bacc Steering Group
7.30 Supporting and awarding the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification.
Gareth Pierce, Chief Executive, WJEC
Break: 7.50 –Questions will be collected from the audience at this point
8.10 Panel Discussion (incorporating questions from the audience) with all above, Chaired by Professor David Egan,
8.50 pm Closing Remarks