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A review of the design and assessment model of the Skills Challenge Certificate, and its place within the Welsh Baccalaureate

Engeli, A; Daly, C; Cherry, D; (2018) A review of the design and assessment model of the Skills Challenge Certificate, and its place within the Welsh Baccalaureate. Wavehill/Qualifications Wales: Wales, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

In January 2017, Wavehill, in collaboration with the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education (IOE), was commissioned by Qualifications Wales to undertake a review of the Skills Challenge Certificate (SCC) qualification and its place within the Welsh Baccalaureate (Welsh Bacc). Dr Caroline Daly (Reader in Education, IOE and Honorary Visiting Professor Cardiff University) undertook a detailed analysis of the SCC design by reviewing programme specifications, delivery handbooks, design principles, the administration handbook, the code of practice and Qualifications Wales’ (2016) Review of the implementation of the new Welsh Baccalaureate from September 2015. Dr Caroline Daly is the lead author on the desk-based review of the SCC. The review of documents was supplemented by interviews with key stakeholders, including the authors of the Qualifications Wales’ initial review (2016) of the Welsh Bacc and senior managers at the awarding body, WJEC. These interviews were used for reference to seek clarification about the SCC design and assessment model to inform the ongoing review of the documentation and refine questions for the focus groups. To enrich the evidence base, a programme of fieldwork was developed to sample a number of schools and Further Education (FE) colleges across Wales. The fieldwork engaged with learners and teachers through focus groups (learners) and interviews (teachers). The sample was constructed in discussion with Qualifications Wales and was designed to include the voices of learners and teachers from a variety of centres across Wales that deliver the Welsh Bacc (the methodology is discussed in section 3). The findings from the desk-based review, the learner focus groups and the teacher interviews are brought together in the Conclusions and Recommendations at the end of the report.

Type: Report
Title: A review of the design and assessment model of the Skills Challenge Certificate, and its place within the Welsh Baccalaureate
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://qualificationswales.org/english/news/welsh-...
Language: English
Additional information: This is the published version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Welsh Baccalaureate, Skills Challenge Certificate
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10048153
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