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Welsh (First Language) – GCSE

Welsh (First Language) – GCSE

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Welsh (First Language) – GCSE

WJEC GCSE in Welsh Language

GCSE Welsh (First language) is a qualification that encourages candidates to develop their interest and enthusiasm in Welsh and to enable them to contribute to a bilingual society of the twenty first century.

Under 19’s are eligible for a reduced fee of 20% of the full cost.

SKU: 1312N7311


Is this course right for me?

The aim of this course is to develop your confidence when communicating effectively, in both written and spoken Welsh and develop essential skills which fulfil the needs of candidates, employers and further education. Nurturing positive attitudes towards the Welsh language, literary heritage and the contemporary multimedia culture, and promoting an effective use of the language.

This 33 week (one academic year) course normally runs one evening a week starting in September.

  • No formal entry requirements
  • You need to be a fluent Welsh speaker
  • Each application is considered on individual merit

This GCSE in Welsh language promotes an integrated approach to oracy, reading and writing so that writing and oracy work are stimulated by reading experiences.

Units to be studied include:

  • Oracy – Individual Researched Presentation, Responding and Interacting
  • Reading and Writing – Description, Narration and Exposition
  • Reading and Writing – Argumentation, Persuasion and Instructional

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.

  • Written examination

Access to A-level Welsh, to help meet the requirements for certain degree level courses.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

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Last updated: 26/09/2023
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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