World Class Qualifications for Wales: unveiling the new Welsh Baccalaureate


Coleg Gwent Crosskeys Campus

Risca Rd, Crosskeys, NP11 7ZA

Crosskeys, Caerphilly, GB, NP11 7ZA

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 


8.55pm    Close