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Welsh (Second Language) - AS and A Levels at Coleg Sir Gar

Course description

  • There is a great emphasis on oral work, with students regularly working in groups and pairs to discuss contemporary issues.
  • Use of language and grammar are key aspects of the course, helping students develop their fluency and accuracy in the Welsh language.
  • Various forms of literature are studied and poetry, short stories and a plays and they form a basis for both oral discussion and written assignments.

Course content

The course will develop Welsh oral, listening, reading and writing skills. Students will establish solid foundations for further study whilst at the same time developing skills suitable for the workplace.

Entry requirements

Normally students 16 - 19 years of age will require a minimum of six GCSEs at grades A* - C, one of which must be either GCSE Mathematics or GCSE English Language and a minimum of C grade in Welsh second language. Entry for mature students without formal qualifications is at the discretion of the faculty.


AS Level: 30 minute Oral Examination, Coursework, 2 hour written examination.

A2 Level: 45 minute oral examination, 105 minutes written examination, 105 minutes written examination.

Future opportunities

A Levels provide an excellent basis for progression to higher level qualifications such as degrees or Higher National Diplomas. Welsh speakers are increasingly needed in the retail sector, tourism, transport, public relations, banking and accountancy, administration, translation, secretarial work, marketing and sales, the law and teaching. Being bilingual gives a person an additional valuable skill when job seeking.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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