WJEC AS Level Welsh Second Language Level 3
Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
07 September 2022
You'll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English Language,Maths/Numeracy and Grade C in Welsh as a second language (full or short course).
In a nutshell
Welsh as a second language is an enjoyable A Level which has been designed to encourage learners to study this language with interest, enjoyment and enthusiasm. Studying Welsh will greatly enhance your curriculum vitae and make you more employable!
This course is for you if...
... You want to improve your employability prospects in Wales
... You want to add another language to your skill set
... you want to study this language to complement any of the A level pathways
... You want to be able to understand and speak Welsh.
What will I be doing?
At the beginning of the course, we go back to basics and learn each tense from scratch in order to eliminate errors which can cost marks at A Level.
There’s a lot of variety in the course, from studying Welsh films, Welsh history and culture, poetry and short stories, to social media and the Welsh language in daily life.
At AS Level - there are three modules:
- CA1 - an oral exam in a group of three, discussing a Welsh film, 'Patagonia' and other films and television programmes.
- CA2 - coursework based on Welsh people past and current who’ve made an impact on Welsh life and the Welsh language.
- CA3 - a written paper which includes correcting common grammatical errors, changing a short paragraph from one tense to another or from the first person to the third, writing a Welsh letter in response to a job advertisement, appreciating one of the five poems studied during the year.
At A Level - the second-year - your course will consist of another three modules:
- CA4 - an oral exam in a group of three discussing a modern Welsh play studied during the year in class.
- CA5 - a written paper in which candidates will discuss the Welsh language and its use in everyday life – in politics, education, the workplace and the media. This will be a continuation of the work done for the coursework in the AS course. Read an English article and summarise it in Welsh.
- CA6 – another written paper in which candidates include grammar exercises based on responding to an email or correcting another person 's work; analysing the content and style of one of the four short stories studied in class; discussing a theme in the story which can also be found in other work studied over the two years.
Upon completion of this course, you’ll gain qualifications in:
- AS Level Welsh/Cymraeg
- A Level Welsh/Cymraeg
What is expected of me?
To enter this course, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English Language, Maths/Maths Numeracy and Grade C in Welsh Second Language which may include the full or short course.
What comes next?
This course lays firm foundations for further study of the Welsh language at degree level, whilst at the same time developing skills suitable for the workplace.
Students who achieved a short course GCSE Welsh qualification are accepted for AS/A2 Welsh at both Blaenau Gwent and Crosskeys Campuses.
Coleg Gwent is committed to offering a diverse and rich curriculum to its A and AS Level learners and is eager to ensure that learners across Gwent can access subjects which historically recruit small numbers. In order to secure availability, Spanish and French are offered at our Crosskeys Campus and Welsh will be offered at our Crosskeys and Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone campuses. If your choice of subjects necessitates travel between campuses, please contact our admissions department for further information.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team