GCSE Welsh Second Language Full Course / TGAU Cymraeg Ail iaith Cwrs Llawn

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Students at St Brigid’s School are given the choice to opt to study Full Course GCSE which will give them a full GCSE qualification or Short Course GCSE which will give them a qualification worth half a GCSE.

What will I learn?

These specifications provide experiences which give all candidates the opportunity to reach their full potential in Welsh in line with their needs and abilities. The aim is to ensure that candidates are aware of the use made of Welsh in modern Wales by nurturing a positive attitude towards the Welsh language and culture. Candidates’ skills are developed to make use of the language for effective and appropriate communication in their everyday lives and/or in occupational situations. Studying the GCSE Welsh Second Language Course should encourage candidates to:

  • develop their interest in Welsh and enthusiasm for the language. They should be inspired, stimulated and challenged through the study of a broad, coherent, satisfying  and rewarding course.
  • develop their confidence when communicating effectively in Welsh.
  • develop essential skills while undertaking practical tasks which fulfil the needs of candidates, employers and further education.
  • develop the skills of candidates to make practical use of the language in order to communicate effectively, usefully and appropriately in the bilingual society of the 21st century.
  • develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills for further study of Welsh Second Language.

How will I learn?

Full Course -There are 4 units to be studied Context A for units 1 & 2 and Context B for units 3 & 4. These topics will be studied in each unit.

Context A

Context B

Holidays Leisure time
Sports Alcohol, drugs & smoking
Fashion & shopping The environment
Welsh celebrities Keeping fit & healthy
The cinema / film Family & friends
Pop music The home
Charity /part-time work The weekend
An area The media
Welsh culture Technology
Wales Celebrations
Myself School experiences
Special events

How will I be assessed?

Year 10

Unit 1 – Context A – 1 hour exam paper – reading 15% & writing 10%

Unit 2 – Context A – Controlled assessments

1.  Individual oral presentation – 10%

2.  Pair/group work – situation role play – 10%

  1. 1 written task -5%

 Year 11

Unit 3 – Context B – Pair/group oral – 15% response to reading – 5%

Unit 4 – Context B -1 hour exam paper – reading 15% & writing 10%

What next after the course?

This GCSE course offers the exciting opportunity to study Welsh Second language at AS or A-level.  A-level Welsh can be the gateway into a number of great career choices especially if one wishes to work in Wales.

Future employment opportunities?

Many employers in Wales are looking for a qualification in Welsh. These GCSE specifications provide experiences which give all candidates the opportunity to reach their full potential in Welsh in line with their needs and abilities. The aim is to ensure that candidates are aware of the use made of Welsh in modern Wales by nurturing a positive attitude towards the Welsh language and culture. Candidates’ skills are developed to make use of the language for effective and appropriate communication in their everyday lives and/or in occupational situations.