Welsh Second Language A Level

Subject: Welsh 2nd Language
Level: AS & A LEVEL Exam Board: WJEC Location: Bryn Celynnog Details The implementation of the National Curriculum and the recent Welsh Language Act have highlighted the relevance of Welsh in the work place and the importance of the ability to offer this language in numerous fields.
AS (3 units)
Unit 1 (15%)
Oral Examination: Section A: Discussing a film and media as a group (20 mins approx)
Section B : Personal response (5 mins per candidate)
Unit 2 (10%)
Written coursework on a Welsh theme of your choice – a folio of between 1,500 – 2,000 words with at least 3 extended pieces.
Unit 3 (15%)
Written paper 2 hours
The use of Language and Poetry
Section A: A composite question which includes different types of linguistic exercises
Section B: Three questions based on one of the five set poems.
Advanced Level (the above and three additional units)
Unit 4 (25%)
Oral examination: Section A: Living through the medium of Welsh
Section B: Discussing a play (A & B = 30 m8ins as a group)
Section C: Personal response (5 mins per candidate)
Unit 5 (15%)
Written paper 2 hours
The Welsh language in Society and Translanguaging
Section A: The Welsh language in society – questions based on the prescribed text
Section B: Translanguaging – a written response in Welsh to an English- language article
Unit 6 (20%)
Written paper 2 hours
The use of Language and the Short Story
Section A: A composite question which includes different types of linguistic exercises
Section B: Two questions based on one of the prescribed texts and 1 synoptic question which bring together the information, understanding and skills developed in the subject.
Requirement / skill for entry onto the course Pupils should have gained at least a grade B in Welsh at GCSE.
Career Opportunities There is growing demand for Welsh qualifications for example in Primary/Secondary Tertiary Education, library/museum work, journalism, nursing, media, publishing, tourism, banking, commerce, law, theatre, television, Local Authorities, Government, publishing and the Welsh Office to name but a few.

Staff to consult for further information – Miss C Kalies