P-04-679 Remove the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification



This petition was submitted by Jago Lewis, having collected 378 signatures.


Text of the Petition

At a time when young people are told that they must excel in core curriculum subjects such as English, Maths and Science the Welsh Baccalaureate takes up time that can be used to concentrate on these areas. The Welsh Baccalaureate is a pointless qualification that serves no real purpose to a student's future.  The Welsh Baccalaureate qualification could easily be removed or replaced by a citizenship course. The removal of Welsh Baccalaureate could also help improve grades as it would allow students to focus on real GCSE's and A Levels and will relieve students of added pressure.






This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 27/06/2017.

The committee considered correspondence on the petitions agreed to close the petition given that it is not possible to identify how to take the petition forward in the absence of contact with the petitioner, and given the categorical commitment to the Welsh Baccalaureate previously communicated by the Welsh Government.

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above. It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 23/02/2016.


Assembly Constituency and Region

  • Islwyn
  • South Wales East


Further information

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Type: For information

First published: 25/02/2016