AS and A2 Level Cymraeg Ail Iaith (GCE)

Start (w/c): 05/09/2022 Full Time - To be arranged Nantgarw

Course Information

The course covers the spiritual, moral, ethical, social and cultural issues of the Welsh language. As well as you reading, studying and discussing a wide range of Welsh literature which encompasses many centuries. These opportunities arise through the study of, for example, Film, Drama, Poetry and Short Stories.

What Will I Learn?

You will study three compulsory units forthe AS level including: Oral: Film and Multimedia in Wales and the Hedd Wyn as well as a piece of Written coursework of between 2,000 and 3,000 words. You also cover the Use of Language and Poetry - study of grammar and seven poems.

During the second year (A2), three compulsory units are studied including the play 'Siwan. A study of ‘Multimedia in Wales’ as well as Short stories and formal letter writing giving opinions on contemporary themes. The Use of language and Poetry involves the study of grammar and four poetry themes.

Entry Requirements

You will require 5 GCSEs at Grades A*- C including a Grade B or above in Welsh higher tier or substantial oral fluency. This is AS Welsh Second Language. Students who have GCSE Welsh (First Language) cannot take this course.

You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.


You will be assessed by a mixture of examination, coursework and oral/aural.


Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.

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Career Progression

  • On successful completion of this course you may progress onto study Welsh at Higher Education; employment in the Civil Service, media in Wales, health and care services, Police.


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