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Welsh Baccalaureate at Llanidloes High School

Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification

The ‘Bac’ is compulsory for all pupils and is taught by the Sixth Form team and members of staff from a wide variety of departments through the school.

It consists of 3 parts:
the core (detailed below),
the options (AS and A-levels studied by pupils) and
tutorial support.

The core consists of:

All 6 Key skills  Application of Number, Communication, ICT, Improving own learning and performance, Problem solving and Working with others (3 at level 2 and 3 at level 3 including one of Application of Number, Communication or ICT).

PSE including the 4 key elements: positive relationships, good health (including sexual health), the rights and responsibilities of being an active citizen, understanding development issues and education for sustainable development, and community participation.

Wales, Europe and the World including political issues, social challenges and responses, the impact of economic and technological change, heritage and cultural perspectives, and the language module.

Work- related education including working with an employer, and team enterprise.

Individual investigation of 2000 to 2500 words to include a presentation on a theme to be decided by the student in consultation with staff.

One-to-one mentoring / tutorial support of at least half an hour each half-term to discuss pupils’ progress with the ‘Bac’ and in general. In addition group tutorials will be held when necessary to discuss topics which might be of concern to the whole mentoring group such as settling in at the beginning of term, time-management techniques, revising for exams or applying to University.


Key skills are assessed by portfolios.
PSE, Wales Europe and the World, and Work-related education are assessed by log/diary entries.

Progression to Higher Education and employment

The ‘Bac’ covers the ‘Learning Core’ of the 14-19 Learning Pathways, devised to cover the skills required by universities and employers.

It is worth 120 UCAS points (equivalent to an ‘A’ at A-level) when applying to university and is accepted by universities in England and Scotland as well as Wales.


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Powys Route for 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay

The Queen’s Baton Relay will visit Powys this September during its 388-day journey through the Commonwealth. 

The Powys route is part of the 230,000 kilometer journey to the baton’s final destination - The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia in April 2018.

The baton will spend four days in Wales, making its way through Powys on September 7 as part of a journey through every nation and territory within the commonwealth in the build up to the opening ceremony. 

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Communications Cllr Wynne Jones, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming the Queen’s Baton Relay to Powys once again. 

“As the baton travels through the county, it’s an opportunity to celebrate our rich heritage, culture, beautiful landscapes and the Welsh language on an international stage. 

“The Powys route will begin in Brecon, travel up to Rhayader for a public street event before stopping at Llanidloes high and primary schools and a private photo stop in Llandinam.

“It will then travel to the new Welsh-medium Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd in Newtown, before a final stop in the county at Welshpool.

“I hope having the Queen’s Baton in Powys will ignite pride in our county and Welsh athletes competing in the games. Plans are at an early stage but we look forward to putting on memorable activities to mark this exciting occasion.”

Chris Jenkins, Commonwealth Games Wales Chief Executive, said: “We’re extremely proud to announce this route. The Relay will give everyone a chance to be involved in an unforgettable experience.”

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September 29th 2016, 6.30pm
Year 6 Open Evening

October 13th 2016, 4.30pm - 7pm
Year 12/13 Parents' Evening

November 8th 2016, 6.30pm
6th Form Open Evening

November 17th 2016, 4.30pm - 7pm
Year 11 Parents' Evening

December 1st 2016, 4.30pm - 7pm
Year 7 Parents' Evening

January 12th 2017, 4.30pm - 7pm
Year 9 Parents' Evening

February 9th 2017, 4.30pm - 7pm
Year 10 Parents' Evening

March 2nd 2017, 6.30pm
Year 9 Options Evening

March 16th 2017, 4.30pm - 7pm
Year 8 Parents' Evening

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