You will experience a range of teaching and learning methods. You will have the opportunity to use any combination of the language skills - reading, listening, speaking and writing. You will enjoy working in pairs, groups and individually and make use of the range of resources in the department.
GCSE Welsh (First Language)
We offer a one year GCSE in Welsh First Language for those wishing to build upon their current GCSE profile or those selecting A Level Welsh who want to boost their skills.
Updated July 2017
Welsh (Second Language) GCSE grade C (full course) required to undertake this course.
During classes you will experience a range of teaching and learning methods. In each class, the opportunity will be given to use any combination of the language skills - reading, listening, speaking and writing. You will have the opportunity to work in pairs, groups and individually. You will also make use of the range of resources in the Welsh department.
NB This course involves a substantial amount of group oral discussion. It is essential that students are prepared to think independently and form and exchange detailed personal opinions on topics studied. The course involves writing extended essays e.g. on literary/media criticism in Welsh.
In order to help you revise regularly, the following assessment pattern has been set up:
- Short vocabulary and grammar tests
- Short summative piece of writing at the end of each poem/ media theme studied
- Half term tests
Studying Welsh at higher education. Employment opportunities include in the civil service, media in Wales, health and care services or police.
Students can join the Welsh club and will have opportunities of visiting TV studios, the Welsh Assembly Government, Welsh Museums, watching rugby internationals in Cardiff and going to music gigs.
There are opportunities of Welsh placements for work experience.
Extra costs include the membership of the Urdd (£6.50) but free if representing college at competitions in sport, art, photography,music, dance and Welsh.