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Humanities 2011
Basic Terms:
The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) is designed to
offer learners, learning providers and employers an inclusive
and flexible regulated qualifications framework that
recognises the widest possible range of quality-assured
learner achievements.
WJEC have designed and developed qualifications comprised
of credited units.
These units are offered at a variety of levels…
Entry 1
Entry 2
Entry 3
Level 1 (equivalent to D-G grade at GCSE)
Level 2 (equivalent to A*-C grade at GCSE)
…and all have a credit value attached to them.
These credit values then add together to make an:
◦ Award (8 – 12 credits)
◦ Certificate (13 – 36 credits)
◦ Diploma (37 + credits)
A centre chooses a History unit called Looking at British Society in
the Past.
This unit is available to candidates who wish to study at Entry 2 or
Entry 3 only, with a credit value of 3.
If a centre decides to pursue with two more units, both worth 3
credits each, giving them a total of 9 credits, the candidate will then
gain an Award.
If a centre decides to add an additional unit worth 4 credits, giving
them a total of 13 credits, then the candidate will gain a Certificate.
It is an individualised course, where if or when a pupil moves to
another school or college, that also offers the WJEC Entry Pathway
qualification, they are able to take their completed (accredited) units
with them and continue to add to them whenever/wherever.
This makes the Entry Pathways flexible and personalised, enabling
centres to combine units to create programmes of study suited to
individual learners’ needs.
Surveys and
Case studies
The key is that candidates have to demonstrate that they have achieved the
assessment criteria through a range of activities done in class.
The subjects under the Humanities Pathways include:
Religious Studies
These subjects will be available to teach from September 2011
and are offered at Entry 2 and Entry 3 only.
Humanities Units
When choosing Units to study, there are many ways to do so:
Units taught can be all in one subject e.g. all History units.
2. Mix and Match from any other subject within the Humanities Pathway.
3. A unit from another Pathway can be included in the Award or Certificate for
Humanities e.g. Working as part of a group.
4. A History unit, for example, can be included in another Pathway such as Personal
and Social Development (PSD).
Whatever option is chosen (1, 2 or 3 only), the qualification will be titled
All Entry Level Pathway units are internally assessed and
externally moderated (through sample scripts).
Assessment is criteria-based rather than mark-based.
Assessment criteria must be met in full at each level; i.e.
‘Achieved’. Credit is awarded for the units as a whole.
Topics and Tasks may be chosen from exemplars given by the
WJEC or set by the centre.
Religious Festivals and Celebrations
The Changing Population of the UK
Religious Initiation Rites
Fragile Environments
Religious Marriage Ceremonies
Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis
Places of Worship
Sustainable Communities
Sustainable Tourism
Discussing Contentious Issues
Persecution of People
Looking at your History
Food Production and the Consumer
Looking at a British Society in the Past
Being a Responsible Consumer
Looking at a non-British society in the Past
The Exploitation of Children
Looking at Change over Time
Resolving Conflict in World Events
Rights and Responsibilities
The Work of Religious Charities
People and Protest
History in the News
The Impact of War
*There are some others being worked on which will be added to the list.*
Domain Leader: Phil Star. Email: [email protected] Tel: 029 2026
Subject Officer for Humanities Entry Pathways: Alison Doogan. Email:
[email protected] Tel: 029 2026 5022
Subject Support Officer for Humanities Entry Pathways: Robert Williams.
Email:[email protected] Tel: 029 2026 5313
General Entry Pathways enquiries: Chris Quinn.
Email: [email protected] Tel: 02920 265128