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Welsh at Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi

Course description

Studying Welsh as a subject gives numerous career prospects – local government and the Assembly, journalism and the Media, the course gives a good opportunity to anyone who wishes to follow a career where good communication skills are imperative.

There will be many group and class discussions in the lessons as well as written tasks. It is necessary to read extensively to broaden your knowledge of the subject. You will meet the poets and there will be subject related meetings with various schools, giving you a chance to communicate with other students studying the subject. There will also be visits to the theatre and cinema. Revision courses and visits to places of interest will also be arranged in order to widen your experiences.

By studying Welsh you will develop your knowledge and awareness of Welsh traditions and culture. You will continue to communicate confidently and fluently through oral discussions on film and drama appreciation. Further practice in written work, in various contexts and situations will also be continued. You will study and analyse texts that vary from 6th century bards to contemporary poets, from the old Welsh prose to modern novels. An interesting part of the course is the study of film and script work. This course reinforces and expands your awareness of the Welsh language’s place in the European literary tradition.

Course content

Advanced Subsidiary (AS): April / May / June, Year 12.

Unit 1 - CY1
Film, drama and oracy
(Oral examination – about ¾ of an hour) 20%

Unit 2 - CY2
Written course work
(Internal assessment) 15%

Unit 3 - CY3
Use of the language and Poetry
(Written examination – 2 hours) 15%

Advanced Level (A2): April / May / June, Year 13.

Unit 4 - CY4
The novel and oracy
(Final Oral examination and a
synoptic assessment
– about ¾ of an hour) 20%

Unit 5 - CY5
The Legends, Early Welsh
Poetry and Medieval Welsh
(Written examination – 1½ hours) 15%

Unit 6 - CY6
Use of the language and
appreciation of Poetry and Prose
(Written examination and a
synoptic assessment – 2¼ hours) 15%

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September