Welsh Bacc Support
Take a look at the following resource page designed for students studying the Welsh Baccalaureate.
Take advantage of our free online course which specifically is designed for students studying the Welsh Baccalaureate Individual Project. The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “How to Succeed in Your Welsh Bacc: The Individual Project Essentials” will support all post-16 students across the UK and beyond however as they prepare to complete the WBQ project, EPQ project or even a university style essay/dissertation.
Aberystwyth University, along with Channel Talent, The Welsh Parliament and The National Library of Wales hosted the following webinar: Welsh Baccalaureate: Introduction To The Individual Project. This webinar has been broken into three sections which will educate you on everything you'll need to know to get started on your individual project.
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): How To Succeed In The Welsh Baccalaureate Individual Project
This MOOC offers practical support to pupils, will take two weeks to complete (approximately three hours study per week), is completely free and offered on FutureLearn.
Completing this course will also help students in preparation for University style research and essays even if they have already completed their Welsh Bacc Individual Project or EPQ and get them a step ahead of their peers.
Asides from learning what the assessors are looking for, you’ll explore a range of additional transferable skills that will help in your projects, such as time management and research.
Ultimately, you will gain all the skills needed to bring any project together.
To access the online course, please visit the dedicated hub on Future Learn's website.
Research Diary for students studying the Welsh Baccalaureate
Previous Webinar - Introduction To The Individual Project
This event was comprised of 3 workshops of no more than an hour each. Given to you by Aberystwyth University, The Welsh Parliament and The National Library of Wales. Various topics have been covered by each institution and will greatly benefit your journey in completing the individual project to the best of your ability:
Aberystwyth University: Choosing a research question
Aberystwyth University: The University’s session helps students ask the right questions in their projects. It involves looking at different titles for different subject areas, the workshop will encourage students to think about the challenges associated with choosing research questions. This will be done by drawing on examples from world leading academic researchers and illustrate the advantages of different ways of doing research.
This part of the workshop is given to you by Dewi Phillips (Partnership Development Manager at Aberystwyth University) and Prof. Mark Whitehead (Professor of Human Geography at Aberystwyth University):
The Welsh Parliament: Choosing an appropriate topic & accessing reliable sources of information
Welsh Parliament: The Senedd Education Team’s session will mainly focus on how to choose an appropriate topic for the Individual Project and how to access reliable sources of information around the topic. The session will be practical and interactive, and will broadly cover:
- How to choose an appropriate subject in relation to Wales and its devolved powers
- Which sources of information are reliable, as well as tips to critically evaluate the reliability of different sources
- Where to access reliable information from both a Wales and UK perspective
This part of the workshop is given to you by Megan Williams (Youth Engagement Officer from the Welsh Parliament).
Want more information on how the Welsh Parliament can support schools, colleges and youth groups? Take a look at the following page in which educational trips, virtual sessions, online resources and much more can be found: https://senedd.wales/en/gethome/education/Pages/education.aspx
The National Library of Wales: The importance of referencing
National Library of Wales: The National Library’s Education Service will focus on the importance of referencing and acknowledging others’ work, an essential component of a comprehensive Individual Project. The session will look specifically at using Harvard Referencing, and will include examples of how to gather information from a variety of sources, and present it correctly in the Bibliography or Reference list. There will be opportunities to practice referencing, and also time to hear about the booklet published by the National Library to assist students with the procedure.
This part of the workshop is given to you by Rhodri Morgan (Education Officer at the National Library of Wales).
Take a look at the following page for more information on what the education service at the National Library can provide. This includes workshops and resources for teachers, educators, pupils and students that would like to learn more about the library can offer: https://www.library.wales/services/education/the-education-service/