Welsh

Mrs Elin Efans - Head of Department

Miss Manon Dafydd

Miss Marian Evans

Mrs Esyllt Môn Jones

Some of this content was created before Covid-19 rules were in force.

OUR VISION

What’s important to us in the department is that every pupil feels confident when speaking, reading and writing Welsh and that they feel proud to speak the language and be bilingual.

ROOMS AND RESOURCES

All the Welsh lessons happen in rooms 3, 5, 7 and 8. We also use the Library for reading lessons and we use the ICT rooms to complete work on the computers.

THE CURRICULUM – A BRIEF OVERVIEW

We teach Welsh First Language to pupils in Year 7 to the 6th form and Second Language from Year 7-11.

KS3

During each term we study a different theme, paying particular attention to oral, listening, reading and writing skills. During the KS3 lessons we introduce and prepare you for the skills you will need while studying GCSE.

KS4

Second Language GCSE Specification: https://www.wjec.co.uk/media/h03dhvqm/wjec-gcse-welsh-second-lang-spec-2017-e-08-09-2020.pdf

First Language Specification (Language): https://www.wjec.co.uk/media/mvkeqncx/wjec-gcse-welsh-language-spec-from-2015.pdf

First Language Specification (Literature): https://www.wjec.co.uk/media/nawo2ern/wjec-gcse-welsh-literature-spec-from-2015-e-03-12-2020.pdf

KS5

Specification: https://www.wjec.co.uk/media/jbhnh54j/wjec-gce-welsh-first-language-spec-from-2015-s.pdf

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

We offer a variety of experiences for every pupil in the Department. We encourage you to compete in Urdd competitions. Clwb CIB is important to us so that you can socialise through the medium of Welsh. We also give you the chance to compete in public speaking competitions. We welcome a variety of guest speakers to the department and organise trips, such as the Year 8 trip to Glanllyn, a trip to Felinfach Theatre, to the National Library of Wales and a 2-day trip to North Wales
with the Sixth Form.