Welsh Bacc (Advanced) - adviceWatch
Hi all. Have already posted this in the A levels forum but not sure whether that was the right place. Although I have long finished school and uni, I was hoping to get your insights / advice on the topic of the Welsh Bacc (Advanced). My cousin is currently in Year 12 at a school in Wales. She is studying 4 AS levels and is hoping to achieve A*/As in all of them. Her problem is that her school is also forcing her entire year group to study the Welsh Bacc. From what she has told me, it sounds both stressful and a complete waste of time. She doubts that it will be of any value to her, as she wants to apply to universities in England (most of which do not recognise the qualification). Although she is normally NOT a person to rock the boat, she is getting so frustrated that she is considering just not turning up to Welsh Bacc lessons and refusing to do the work. She is, however, worried about the potential consequences of her non-compliance. For example, could the school give her a negative reference when she applies to unis? Or detention? Worst case scenario - could they kick her out of school for non-attendance of the Welsh Bacc lessons even if she does well in all her AS levels? If anybody here has any experience of dropping the Welsh Bacc without permission, I would be interested to know how your school / college reacted. Thank you.
Your cousin will probably have difficulty dropping it because schools see it as easy points to make them look good rather than what is right for the individual studentl. She should approach the school and point out is is affecting her A levels and she wants to drop it. If that fails then just do the minimum work and dont worry about passing it.
I agree that schools are only doing it because of the points and certainly not because it suits students - ridiculous.