WJEC AS Level Welsh Second Language Level 3
Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
08 September 2021
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 can give your CV a boost.
This course is for you if...
... You want to improve your employability prospects in Wales
... You want to add another language to your skill
... You’re hardworking and self-motivated
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, short stories to social media and the Welsh language in daily life.
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.
A Level - the second-year 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, you’ll gain qualifications in:
- AS Level Welsh/Cymraeg
- A Level Welsh/Cymraeg
- Skills activities
- English and Maths
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 (full or short course).
Full commitment to attendance is required., as is respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation. You’ll be continually assessed and there’s an expectation that you’ll continue your studies and coursework during your own time.
What comes next?
The course lays firm foundations for further study 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. Music and Further Maths will be offered at all our 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
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