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Welsh (First Language)

Why Welsh (First Language)?

The AS and A Levels in Welsh (First Language) encourage learners to:

  • study Welsh with interest, enjoyment and enthusiasm
  • communicate correctly and fluently both orally and in writing within a whole range of situations and contexts
  • write creatively and factually for a range of purposes
  • analyse familiar and unfamiliar texts independently
  • listen and respond to the opinions of others when expressing a point of view
  • express an independent opinion, based on knowledge and understanding of literary and factual texts
  • respond with clarity, in a relevant, confident and structured manner
  • contribute with confidence to activities in twenty first century society.
  • make connections between various aspects of the subject and provide a suitable foundation to allow candidates to continue to study the language in the future.

Summary of content

The AS and A Level Welsh (First Language) specifications build on the knowledge, understanding and skills identified for the GCSE Welsh Language and Welsh Literature qualifications.

These specifications encourage learners to:

  • Study Welsh with interest, enjoyment and enthusiasm
  • Communicate correctly and fluently both orally and in writing within a whole range of    situations and contexts
  • Write creatively and factually for a range of purposes
  • Analyse familiar and unfamiliar texts independently
  • Listen and respond to the opinions of others when expressing a point of view
  • Express an independent opinion, based on knowledge and understanding of literary and factual texts
  • Respond with clarity, in a relevant, confident and structured manner
  • Contribute with confidence to activities in twenty first century society

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