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Welsh at Ysgol Llanhari

Course description

One of the aims of this course is to enable students to express
themselves effectively in oral and written tasks and they are
encouraged to use language creatively. They are required to read
extensively as well as studying specific literary works in depth. Their
ability to respond to literature and contemporary multimedia
material is also nurtured in order for them to appreciate the cultural
inheritance of Wales. In addition to this, U2 candidates are expected
to make connections between the various elements of the course.

Course content

Three units are studied for the AS course. In order to gain a U2
qualification, a further three units are studied.
Cy1: Film: Hedd Wyn or Branwen and Drama: Siwan, Saunders Lewis
Cy2: Written Coursework (3 tasks): creative and discursive writing
and a script suitable for television or radio
Cy3: Use of Language and 20th Century Poetry
Cy4: Novel: Un Nos Ola Leuad, Caradog Prichard or Martha, Jac a
Sianco, Caryl Lewis and an oral assessment
Cy5: Early Poetry and Mediaeval Poetry and Prose
Cy6: Use of Language and Literary Appreciation

Entry requirements

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Cy1: Oral examination (3/4 hours approx.) - 20%
Cy2: 3 tasks which are assessed internally - 15%
Cy3: Written examination paper (2 hours) - 15%
Cy4: Oral examination including a synoptic element (3/4 hours
approx.) - 15%
Cy5: Written examination paper (1 1/2 hours) - 15%
Cy6: Written examination which includea a synoptic assessment (2
1/4 hours) - 20%

Future opportunities

There is a strong academic element to this course which prepares
students well for challenging College and University courses. Even so,
the course also contains a number of vocational skills such as
Translating and Scripting which mades it a popular choice amongst
students whose strengths are primarily vocational. Past students from
the Department have gone on to forge careers in Law and the Media;
others in the realms of Public Relations and a number of them have
gone on to teach both at Primary and Secondary level. The truth is
this course opens doors rather than restricting choice.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Llanhari directly.

Last updated date: 31 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September