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AS/A Level Welsh (First Language)

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Pwllheli, Dolgellau
  • Study Mode:
    Full-time
  • Course Length:

    1-2 years

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AS/A Level Welsh (First Language)

Full-time (Further Education)

Dolgellau
Pwllheli

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop or Chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

Are you interested in developing your language skills? An A level in Welsh First Language will enable you to explore the subject in great detail through the study of literature, film and culture.

An A level in Welsh First Language not only equips you for specific careers including teaching and translation but is valued by many local employers in the public and private sectors.

Entry Criteria

Applying for A Levels? Click ‘Apply Now’ on any of the subjects you are interested in studying. You will be able to specify your other two A Level choices during the online application process.

The A Level subject grids for each campus can be found in the guides on the A Level section of the website.

In order to qualify for this course, you will need the following:

  • 6 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or Welsh 1st Language
  • GCSE Welsh 1st Language grade B and GCSE Welsh Literature grade B

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.

Progression to A Level is based on your performance at AS Level.

Delivery

Various techniques are used to deliver the course.

Your programme will include a combination of:

  • Essential Skills qualifications and/or
  • GCSE resits and/or
  • The Welsh Baccalaureate
Welsh Baccalaureate

Welsh Baccalaureate is a valuable qualification which is often studied alongside your Level 3 full-time course.

The qualification is graded A*-E, carrying the equivalent UCAS points at Level 3, and equips you with transferable personal and business skills. It is highly regarded by universities and employers alike.

As part of the qualification, you will learn about Global Citizenship, Enterprise and Employability and take part in community engagement and work experience.

Essential Skills

This may include a combination of Application of Number, Communication, Digital Literacy and Essential Employability Skills

GCSE resits

This may include GCSE Numeracy/Maths and/or Welsh/English Language.

Maths & Welsh/English

If you don't achieve a C or above in Maths and/ or English/Welsh, we will support you to retake these subjects as part of your study programme.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Oral exam
  • External assessment

Progression

Higher Education and careers in Education, Translation, the Media and Administration

Other details

Course type: Full-time (Further Education)

Level: 3

Programme Area:

  • AS/A-Level
  • Languages

Bilingual:

This programme is available bilingually at the following campus(es):

  • Dolgellau
  • Pwllheli

AS/A-Level

Languages

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