Welsh

Staff

Name
Mrs L Kwiecinski – Head of Department
Miss A Keen

About Welsh

In Year 7 pupils study the topics including “Fi” (Me), “ Y Teulu“ (The Family), “Bwyd a Diod” (Food and Drink) and “Y Tywydd (The Weather).  When studying these topics pupils have their own green topic booklets and red writing books for additional notes and grammar; they complete oral, listening, reading, writing, ICT and numeracy exercises.  Pupils are set homework weekly and they are expected to meet their deadlines.  Teacher, self and peer assessment techniques are used. Pupils sit a one hour examination at the end of April / beginning of May based on work Year 7 to date.  By the end of this term pupils are expected to meet their NC target in Welsh for this academic year.

Year 8 students study topics including“ Arian“ (Money),”Y Dref” (The Town), “Y Byd Gwaith” (The World of Work) and “Ffrindiau (Friends).  When studying these topics pupils have their own pink topic booklets and red writing books for additional notes and grammar; they complete oral, listening, reading, writing, ICT and numeracy exercises.  Pupils are set homework weekly and they are expected to meet their deadlines.  Teacher, self and peer assessment are used throughout the term. Pupils sit a one hour examination at the end of April / beginning of May based on work Year 8 to date.  By the end of this term pupils are expected to meet their NC target in Welsh for this academic year.

Year 9 students study topics including “Gwyliau” (Holidays), “Pobl Enwog (Famous People), “Chwaraeon“ (Sports) and “Y Teledu” (Television).  When studying these topics pupils have their own yellow topic booklets and red writing books for additional notes and grammar; they complete oral, listening, reading, writing, ICT and numeracy exercises.  Again, pupils are set homework weekly and they are expected to meet their deadlines.  Teacher, self and peer assessment are used throughout the year. Pupils sit a one hour examination at the end of April / beginning of May based on work Year 9 to date.  By the end of this term pupils are expected to meet their end of KS3 NC target in Welsh.

At GCSE, in Years 10 and 11, pupils have the option of following either a Full Course or Short Course.

During the Full Course pupils use the three disciplines of Siarad (Speaking), Darllen (Reading) and Ysgrifennu (Writing) and study the topics of: Holidays, Sport, Fashion, Famous Welsh People, Part Time Work, The Local Area, Wales and Welsh Culture, Keeping Fit, Healthy Eating, Pop Music, School, Social Problems in Today’s Society, Leisure Time, School, Family, Film & Cinema.

Short Course pupils also use the three disciplines of Siarad (Speaking), Darllen (Reading) and Ysgrifennu (Writing) but study fewer topics, i.e. Holidays, Sport, Fashion, Famous Welsh People, Pop Music, Wales and Welsh Culture, Leisure Time, My Area, Film & Cinema.

Pupils choosing to undertake the Full Course sit exams in Year 11 (2 Reading and Writing exams (x1 hour each), an Oral Exam (Oral work = 40% of final mark) in March/April and Controlled Assessment Tasks in oral and writing skills.

Short Course pupils are assessed via a 1hour Reading & Writing Exam in Year 11 (50% of final mark) as well as Controlled Assessment Tasks in oral and writing skills (50% of final mark).

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