P-05-938 Make Welsh universities consider the Welsh Baccalaureate as an A Level



P-05-938 Make Welsh universities consider the Welsh Baccalaureate as an A Level

This petition was submitted by Bronwen Rosie Clatworthy having collected a total of 71 signatures.


Text of Petition             

As it is compulsory for young people studying AS and A Levels to complete the Welsh Baccalaureate, surely universities in Wales should accept the qualification, just like other A levels, for all courses.


Additional Information

An example of courses in Wales that do not accept the Welsh Baccalaureate as an A Level, is Speech and Language Therapy at Cardiff Met University. There are no other Speech and Language Therapy courses in Wales.





This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 23/07/2020.

In light of the Minister for Education’s position that it is for universities to establish the entry requirements for their courses, and noting the work underway respond to recommendations made previously by the Children, Young People and Education Committee, the Committee agreed that there is little further that the Committee could achieve. The Committee agreed to close the petition and thank the petitioner for raising this issue.

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 25/02/2020.


Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Blaenau Gwent
  • South Wales East


Further information


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 27/01/2020