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Welsh at Ysgol Gyfun Dyffryn Teifi

Course description

The Welsh course is broad and varied. Students are given the opportunity to explore the wealth of the Welsh literary tradition from the 6th century to the present day. By discussing and analysing contemporary literature and film, oral skills are developed. Students will also be able to develop their writing skills through creative and analytical writing, scripting and translation. They will be expected to read widely.

SUBJECT SKILLS
1. To communicate fluently and with
confidence in oral and written work, and in a wide range of forms, situations and contexts.
2. To show an appreciation of the content, form, style and language of literary material from the 6th century to the present day, and including the modern multi-media culture.
3. To express an independent opinion, and to consider and react to different viewpoints and opinions.
4. To show an understanding of literary
contexts spanning a range of forms and periods, and to explore the
relationship between texts.

Course content

COURSE CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
ADVANCED SUBSIDIARY (A/S)
UNIT 1– oral
FILM AND DRAMA*
Film—’Hedd Wyn’
Drama—’Siwan’ by Saunders Lewis
UNIT 2 – coursework
3 written pieces of work
- creative writing
- research and express an opinion on a burning issue
- scripting a short story
UNIT 3 - exam
USE OF LANGUAGE
Knowledge of grammar
POETRY
16 contemporary poems

UNIT 5 - exam
Y CHWEDLAU
THE MABINOGI
‘Branwen’ and ‘Culhwch ac Olwen’
EARLY WELSH POETRY
5 between the 6th and 9th century
4 poems from the 14tth and 15thcentury
UNIT 6 – exam
APPRECIATION OF LITERATURE
(poem or piece of prose)
USE OF LANGUAGE
- Creative writing
- Translation

* Note that these set texts will be examined in an oral exam

Assessment

Year 12
Unit 1 - Oral examination
Unit 2 - Internal assessment
Unit 3 - Examination 2 hours
Year 13
Unit 4 - Oral examination
Unit 5 - Examination 1½ hours
Unit 6 - Examination 2¼ hours

Future opportunities

College and University – Several paths are possible. A degree of Welsh is one route but it is a subject that offers a basis for any degree and is useful for all young people who want to work in Wales today.
Careers - journalism, broadcasting, writing, scripting, theatre and film, publishing, teaching, translation, library work, communications, public relations, management.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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