Welsh – A Level

Taught at: Idris Davies School
Qualification: WJEC GCE AS/A Level in Welsh

Course Overview

There is no doubt about the importance of Welsh in today’s jobs market. Careers ranging from medicine, dentistry, journalism, teaching, the Civil Service, Government and business can all require knowledge of Welsh.

Welsh is increasingly used as a business language. In the public sector, customer-orientated services must be provided bilingually. This course builds on your knowledge of Welsh from GCSE and provides a solid grounding for further study while simultaneously developing appropriate language skills for the workplace. If you have Welsh language skills and the other candidates trying for a job don’t then you’re already one step ahead. 

Course Entry Requirements

Minimum grade ‘B’ in Welsh GCSE.

Course Specification:

WJEC GCE AS/A Level in Welsh
To be welcomed back to sixth form you’ll need at least 5 GCSEs graded A* – C, two of which must be English & Mathematics. We offer resit lessons in English & Mathematics if you don’t achieve the required grades.

Course Content

The course comprises 6 units:

Year 12

Unit 1: Film & Oracy: Group and individual speaking exam

Unit 2: 2000 word project on a topic of your choice, relating to Wales.  

Unit 3: The use of language and poetry: Written exam (2 hours)

Year 13

Unit 4: Drama & Oracy: Group and individual speaking exam

Unit 5: The Welsh Language in Society and Translanguaging: Written exam (2 hours)

Unit 6: The Use of language and the short story: Written exam (2 hours)