GCSE Welsh (Second Language)

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    30 weeks, 3 hours per week

Course Description

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai can provide opportunities for you to further develop your Welsh Language skills.

GCSE Welsh Second Language will help you understand and be able to use Cymraeg in a variety of contexts. You will develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills that will enable you to use Welsh confidently in your personal and professional life. Welsh language skills are becoming an increasingly desirable and in-demand employability skill; many employers value bilingual skills within their workforce and in some industries the ability to communicate effectively in Welsh is essential.

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone interested in gaining a GCSE or wanting to improve on a previously achieved grade.

You may want to learn Welsh in order to help your children with their schoolwork.

Maybe you want to get more involved in your local community, and be able to converse in Welsh with friends and neighbours.

Or maybe you have your eye on a new job or promotion and being able to communicate in Welsh will give you the edge.

Whatever your reasons for wanting to learn Welsh, studying GCSE Welsh second language will provide you with opportunities to develop a wide range of Welsh language skills.

Key Topics covered

Oracy: You will develop your speaking and listening skills throughout the course, in formal and informal situations.

You will be assessed delivering a presentation or talk and you will take part in group discussions. These will be recorded by your tutor.

Reading and Writing: You will develop your ability to write for a range of purposes and audiences.

Course Dates:

  • Online: 7/9/22, 6-9pm

Entry Criteria

There are no entry requirements for this course, although a good understanding of basic Welsh is strongly recommended.

If you have not taken the exam previously, or if it was taken a considerable time ago, your tutor will have a chat with you to determine whether this course is right for you.

The following technology is required:

  • Laptop/Desktop PC/Tablet

  • A stable broadband connection

Learners will be expected to access emails, Google Classroom and potentially other online tools that will support their learning. Support in accessing these will be provided.


  • Online learning

  • Discussions

  • Group work

  • Debate

  • Regular homework will be set


Two written exams and an Oracy assessment


You could choose one of the many different courses available at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai.

Would you like to apply for this course?

You can apply for many courses directly through the website, or download an enrolment form.
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