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Skills Challenge Certificate Department

ICT

The Skills Challenge Certificate (SCC) is a qualification that will develop and assess your skills, attributes and behaviours. It sits along side your other qualifications, and you will see that a number of the skills you develop whilst studying the SCC will be used while you study your other subjects. They are transferable skills that you should develop and use to show that you can adapt to different circumstances and situations, when working individually or in a team. They are skills that you will need when you leave school to use in the work place, or if you go on to study at sixth form and then on to University.

The KS4 National/Foundation Welsh Baccalaureate is awarded when you have passed the SCC and the supporting qualifications shown in the wheel below.

Skills Challenge Certificate

 

Key Stage 4

WHAT SKILLS ARE ASSESSED

LITERACY

To demonstrate reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to communicate ideas effectively with others.

NUMERACY

To collect, interpret and present numerical data or information from a range of sources using digital techniques.

DIGITAL LITERACY

To understand and use digital technologies effectively for different purposes.

PLANNING & ORGANISATION

To manage myself, others, resources and circumstances to achieve a specific goal.

CRITICAL THINKING & PROBLEM SOLVING

To gather key information to identify different viewpoints and make decisions to solve problems.

CREATIVITY & INNOVATION

To generate ideas and select the most suitable to develop a new or improved product, service or initiative.

PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS

To adapt personal skills and qualities so that set targets are achieved.

How will the skills be assessed?

These skills will be assessed by completing four seperate components. Three components are based on challenges which you should complete before undertaking the fourth component, which is an Individual Project. The percentage of the qualification for each component is:-

50% - Individual Project

20% - Enterprise & Employability Challenge

15% - Global Citizenship Challenge

15% - Community Challenge

 

 

Key Stage 5

The Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (SCC) is to help you devleop more complex skills, attributes and behaviours. It will provide experiences which support your other subjects and which will enable you to be better prepared for your future destination, whether university, further training or employment.

The emphasis in the SCC is on applied learning around the concept of 'plan, do and review'. You will acquire and apply a range of transferable skills in different settings and context which will include planning activities, carrying out activities, reviewing outcomes and your own development.

LITERACY

The ability to express complex ideas both written and verbal, adapting language and terminology in a manner appropriate for audience.

NUMERACY

The ability to collate, analyse and present complex numerical data/information from a range of sources, extracting appropriate meaning.

DIGITAL LITERACY

The ability to understand and use digital technology for complex purposes, in a manner appropriate for audience.

PLANNING & ORGANISING

The ability to manage self and/or others, resources and circumstances to achieve a specific complex goal.

CRITICAL THINKING & PROBLEM SOLVING

The ability to gather relevant information, identify key issues, linking and comparing information, and drawing conclusions to solve complex problems.

CREATIVITY & INNOVATION

The ability to generate original complex ideas and practical translation of ideas to develop a new or improved product, service, process, system or social interaction.

PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS

The ability to adapt ones skills and qualities so that high quality results are achieved. Modify behaviours to accomodate tasks, situations and individuals.