• University of Bath
  • Aberystwyth University

How to Succeed in Your Welsh Bacc: the Individual Project Essentials

A short course designed to help students prepare for the Welsh Bacc Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate – Individual Project.

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How to Succeed in Your Welsh Bacc: the Individual Project Essentials
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Achieve success in your Welsh Baccalaureate Individual Project

Do you want to ace your Welsh Bacc Individual Project? This 2-week course by the University of Bath and Aberystwyth University will teach you everything you need to succeed.

The Welsh Bacc is valued by universities and employers for the combination of personal growth and academic skills it develops in learners.

Start the research process and understand the assessment

You’ll start by thinking about why you should do your Welsh Bacc and Individual Project well and look at how to start the research process, get a good mark and organise your ideas.

When you are clear about your motivation, you’ll look at the next stage on the map of your journey in completing your individual project: choosing a topic area that is associated with your future educational or career aspirations.

Learn the key to good planning and finding valuable sources

Good planning is essential both to save time and to ensure a good end product. Here we consider how to organise your ideas into a coherent plan and coherent paragraphs.

We’ll explore how to find and evaluate sources, and then cite and reference them properly. The course will finish with some advice on how to complete the project and some top tips for the Welsh Bacc.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 21 seconds [INTERPOSING VOICES] [RECORD SCRATCHING] [CLEARING THROAT] This mini MOOC has been designed to help you succeed in your Welsh Bacc Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate - but more specifically, your individual project.

What topics will you cover?

  • Reasons to do your Welsh Bacc and Individual Project well
  • Starting the research process
  • Getting a good mark : how you are assessed etc
  • Organising your ideas & structuring the project
  • Finding and evaluating sources
  • Time management
  • Using sources and referencing
  • Completing your project

This course is available in both English and Welsh

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Select, develop and refine an appropriate topic area for your project
  • Find and evaluate appropriate resources and use these to inform and support your project
  • Improve your time management skills in order to complete the project effectively
  • Plan and structure a piece of academic writing

Who is the course for?

This course would suit post-16 students wishing to successfully complete their Welsh Bacc ‘Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate’.

Who will you learn with?

A Course Leader at the University of Bath, Clive has over 30 years’ experience training both students and professionals to become more effective writers and presenters.

A Course Leader at the University of Bath, Diana supports students with their academic skills. She is also a writer of textbooks in the field of effective communication.

Rwy’n ddarlithydd ym Mhrifysgol Aberystwyth, ac yn dysgu myfrwyr sut mae datblygu prosiectau ymchwil.

I’m a Lecturer at Aberystwyth University, and teach a module on research skills and strategies.

Mark is a course leader at Aberystwyth University who has written and edited ten books. Mae Mark yn arweinydd cwrs ym Mhrifysgol Aberystwyth sydd wedi ysgrifennu a golygu deg o lyfrau.

Who developed the course?

University of Bath

The University of Bath is one of the UK’s leading universities both in terms of research and our reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and graduate prospects.

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University has a proud reputation for leading edge research, teaching excellence and an exceptional student experience. It’s a place for the adventurous, the curious and the creative.

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