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Welsh is compulsory at key stage 4.

What will I study on the course?

Welsh is a core subject which is taught to all pupils up to GCSE level. It is a statutory requirement that all pupils study the Welsh language up to 16 years old.

The Welsh Department is very active in promoting the importance of learning Welsh. With all the exciting developments in Wales today, people are becoming more and more aware of the importance of the language. It can be of an enormous advantage in a wide range of careers and jobs.

There are many reasons to learn Welsh…

  • It will give you a better chance of getting a job in Wales.
  • It will allow you to communicate in Welsh.
  • It will help develop your understanding of the Welsh culture.
  • It will help you to develop a stronger Welsh identity.
  • It will ensure you can take advantage of Welsh media.

We attempt to nurture our pupils’ positive attitudes towards their Welshness through dynamic teaching and also by arranging a variety of extra-curricular activities to promote the language outside the classroom. Not only because we live in Wales and we should be able to have some grasp on our home language, but also because of the importance that is put on the ability to communicate in Welsh in the world of work.

Studying the GCSE Welsh will encourage you to:

  • Develop your confidence when communicating effectively in Welsh.
  • Develop skills to make practical use of the language in order to communicate effectively, usefully and appropriately in the bilingual society.