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CYMRAEG / Welsh

Course Title :GCSE Welsh Second Language
Examination Board
Web address
:WJEC WBQ WJEC www.wjec.co.uk
Qualification :GCSE
Grade Range :A* to G

Aims of the course

To promote and enhance pupils understanding of the Welsh language and Culture.

What will I study? – Course Outline

The context for learning the language is organised under three broad themes:

  • EMPLOYMENT
  • WALES AND THE WORLD
  • YOUTH

 How will I learn? What skills will I acquire?

When studying this qualification candidates will be required to cover the following areas:

Listening: understand and respond to different types of spoken language

Speaking: communicate and interact effectively in speech

Reading: understand and respond to different types of written language

You will be given a chance to learn in various environments and situations. You will be shown how Welsh is used in ICT and modern day life.

You will acquire communication skills along with working with others, and developing excellent written skills.

How will I be assessed?

Unit 1:
Oracy response to visual material

  • Non-examination assessment: 6 – 8 minutes         (pair) 
  • 25% of qualification 50 marks

Unit 2:
Communicate with others

  • Non-examination assessment: 6 – 8 minutes  (pair)
    25% of qualification 50 marks

Unit 3:
Report, specific and instructional

  • Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes
  •   25% of qualification 100 marks 

Unit 4:
Descriptive, creative and imaginative

  • Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes
  •   25% of qualification 100 marks

Learners are not permitted to use dictionaries in any part of the assessment.

Progression following this course. What’s next?

‘A’ level Welsh

Future career opportunities

 An understanding of a language is beneficial for any career path and future employers will look favourably upon a Welsh language GCSE. The government are continuing to strengthen their Welsh Language priorities and have an active programme to ensure that we have 1 million Welsh Language speakers in Wales by 2050.

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