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Cyfnod Allweddol 3 (KS3)
In Key Stage 3, pupils study 3 hours of Welsh a fortnight. Pupils study a variety of topics covering the skills of Oracy, Reading and Writing. Pupils are assessed termly in all skill areas. Pupils’ progress is recorded and tracked on the front of their vocabulary books. Pupils cover a variety of interesting topics, including, themselves, way of life, leisure time, socialising, holiday time and the Welsh language. These help pupils to reflect and build on prior knowledge and skills gained in primary school.Each year, the school holds an Eisteddfod to celebrate Dydd Gŵyl Dewi (St David’s day). KS3 pupils take part in the School Eisteddfod by participating in ‘on stage’ and /or ‘off stage’ competitions. This is an enormously successful event and a joy to see our students enjoying and celebrating the Welsh language and culture.
Since 2012, students start the GCSE Welsh course in Year 9. This enables all pupils to attain a full course qualification by the time they reach the end of year 11.
|Cyfnod Allweddol 4 (KS4)At Key Stage 4, all students receive 2 hours of Welsh a fortnight. During this time, they study and are entered for a full GCSE. The work that is delivered at Key Stage 4 is a consolidation of the language elements and skills used regularly by students in Key Stage 3. Students will build and develop the topics studied at KS3 and also cover a variety of new and contemporary topics.The course is divided into 4 units –Units 1 and 2, covered in Year 9 and 10, and Unit 3 and 4 will be completed in Year 11.Unit 1 and 2 gain the short course qualification. Unit 1 is an external exam, and unit 2 consists of two controlled oral assessments.Unit 3 and 4 gain the full course qualification. Unit 4 is an external exam, and unit 3 is an external oral group exam.|
|Cyfnod Allweddol 5 (KS5)AS and A2 allow a smooth transition from GCSE to AS and AS to A2. This enables students to use familiar language and situations confidently. They begin to develop language in a more analytic sense by way of the grammar content. Students study literature, poetry, language and conversational skills. Students also complete a project based piece of coursework.|