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.
Weekly study3 hours
How to Succeed in Your Welsh Bacc: the Individual Project Essentials
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.
- 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
Learning on this course
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’.
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