About this course
This AS Level is to be sat within a full-time A Level programme for students wishing to follow on from the GCSE Welsh Second Language qualification.
What you will study
There are 3 Units to cover during the AS year.
Unit 1: Oral Examination
Section A will cover the topic of Discussing a Film
Section B will cover Personal Response
Unit 2: Non-examination Assessment
Involves writing 3 extended pieces, totalling 1500-2000 words on topics including:
- A specific area of Wales
- A social Issue
- A cultural issue
- A vocational issue
- An historical subject
- A political issue
The 3 pieces should be presented in 3 of the following formats:
- A report/article
- A portrait
- A story
- A conversation/interview
- A letter
- A blog
- A diary
Unit 3: The Use of Language and Poetry
Section A: A composite question which includes different types of linguistic exercises
Section B: 3 questions based on the prescribed texts.
- Iwan Rhys: Caerdydd
- Grahame Davies: Lerpwl
- Gwion Hallam: Dim ond serch
- Myrddin ap Dafydd: Twyll
- Tudur Dylan Jones: Newyddion
Teaching and assessment methods:
Unit 1: Oral Examination - 15% of the A Level
Unit 2: Non-examination Assessment - Coursework 10% of the A Level
Unit 3: The Use of Language and Poetry – Written Paper 15% of the A Level
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Individual Subject Entry Requirements C in GCSE Welsh
- The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
- Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
- Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
- Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
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- Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
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Career prospects & further study
Progression onto the A2 year of Welsh as a Second Language.
Beyond the A2 qualification, this is a suitable subject for any student wishing to study Wales or the Welsh Language at University, as well as a number of humanities and social science subjects including History, Geography, Politics and Media. This qualification will also support those seeking a place on a Welsh medium University Course.
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