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Welsh A Level at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr

Course description

This new and exciting course aims to encourage learners to show interest, pleasure and enthusiasm while studying Welsh. Studying the Welsh language will enable them to communicate correctly and fluently, orally and in the written form, within a wide range of situations and contexts. The learners will have the opportunity to develop their creative writing skills, to analyse texts independently and to express their opinion by giving clear, relevant, confident and structured responses. Developing these skills will ensure that they will be able to contribute confidently to society in the twenty-first century. All of this will be achieved by studying poetry and literature from the 6th Century through to modern poets and authors; from the old Welsh manuscripts up to the latest modern technology of film and television. This span of aspects presents a course that will reinforce and extend the students awareness of the Welsh language's place in Welsh and European literary tradition.

Further information

Students studying Welsh in years 12 and 13 will be given opportunities to attend many trips and visits. They will have the opportunity to meet Welsh poets and writers as well as communicating with other Welsh students from Welsh schools. They will also be able to attend visits to University revision days, visits to the theatre or cinema and also become ‘swogs’ on younger pupils’ language courses and much more!

Total commitment and diligence is expected during the two years. A keen and genuine interest in the language and Wales’ rich culture and literature will be of great advantage to all learners.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2015

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