Enterprise and Employability Challenge - Welsh Baccalaureate

National Slate Museum

Key Stage 4 - National / Foundation

Approved by WJEC

Here are activities and resources created by Ross Thomas, former Welsh Baccalaureate Development Officer, in partnership with the WJEC,  to support you in delivering the coursework requirements for the new Welsh Baccalaureate 2015.

The resources consist of a challenge document for your assessed piece of work, along with a trial challenge which can help students prepare and develop skills for their project.

To help you experience business and the world of work you should work together with others in a team of 3-6 members and use skills and knowledge you have developed from researching Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales to design and develop an innovative product based on the collections at the museums. The product must be cost-effective, innovative and suitable for sale in the Amgueddfa Cymru shops.

Additional workshops to support your study are available. Please contact us for more details. Some workshops may be subject to charging.

Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.


Welsh Baccalaureate Key Stage 4 - National / Foundation

Enterprise and Employability Challenge - Product

Vivian Quarry Walk

National Slate Museum

An opportunity to go beyond the museum itself to the foot of the Vivian Quarry and towards the Quarry Hospital to hear more about the quarrymen’s dangerous work on the rockface and in the splitting sheds and to see some innovative Victorian inventions such as the blondin and the incline.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).
FreePilot Session

Behind the scenes at the Museum

National Slate Museum

A series of activities to help pupils understand the varied work of the Slate Museum.

Duration: 1 hour x 2
Cost: Free of charge as this session is being piloted.
FreePilot Session

What's Wood got to do with it?

National Slate Museum

A guided tour through the eyes of our Carpenter. An opportunity to learn more about the sleeper shed, the timber crane, the water wheel, the foundry and some of the amazing wooden patterns in our collection.

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Free of charge as this session is being piloted.
FreeIn school

The First World War Education Project

National Slate Museum

The National Library of Wales and National Museum Wales are leading a project to produce education resources for schools to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. As part of this project we are using items from the collections of both institutions to create digital teaching resources for Hwb.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.