Ysgol Stanwell School

Archer Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 2XL

Welsh

Head of Department
Mrs C Flaherty
Teachers
Miss J Anthony
Mrs A Crompton
Mrs E Hughes
Miss L Jenkins
Miss J Lock

Mae pob disgybl yng nghyfnod allweddol 3 a 4 yn astudio’r Gymraeg. Yn yr Adran Gymraeg mae 5 aelod o staff llawn amser ac un rhan amser. Mae’r 6 aelod yn yr adran yn rhugl yn y Gymraeg ac yn athrawon sy’n arbenigwyr yn y Gymraeg. Mae’r Gymraeg yn cael eu hyrwyddo fel iaith fyw trwy gydol yr ysgol.

All pupils in Key Stage 3 and 4 study Welsh. In the Welsh Department there are 5 full time members of staff and 1 part time. All 6 members of the Welsh Department are fluent Welsh speakers and are specialist Welsh teachers. Welsh is promoted as a living language throughout the school.

Mae’r adran yn dathlu sawl llwyddiant yn cynnwys canlyniadau arholiadau arbennig, cyfleusterau ac adnoddau a darpariaeth gweithgareddau allgyrsiol megus tripiau i Lanllyn, dathliadau Dydd Gŵyl Dewi ym Mharis, Eisteddfod yr ysgol a gweithgareddau yr Urdd.

The Department celebrates many successes including excellent examination results, facilities and resources and the provision of extra -curricular activities such as trips to Glanllyn, the celebration of the St David’s festival at Disneyland Paris and of course the school Eisteddfod and activities organised by the Urdd organisation.

Clubs

Welsh homework club for KS4 is on a Thursday to offer additional support and help to pupils.

Welsh club for KS3 is on a Wednesday in G19. Pupils can come to have extra support and help with homework or just to enjoy fun activities.

Welsh (Second Language) KS3

The Welsh Second Language curriculum in KS3 will provide experiences which will give all learners the opportunity to reach their full potential in Welsh according to their ability and needs. The aim is to ensure that learners are aware of the use made of Welsh in modern Wales, nurturing a positive attitude towards the Welsh language and its culture. The skills of learners are developed to use the language for effective purposeful communication.

We aim to ensure that the learners have the opportunity to:

  • Develop an understanding of the spoken and written forms of Welsh in a range of contexts;
  • Develop the ability to communicate effectively orally;
  • Respond to a wide range of reading materials, including some published materials;
  • Write in a wide range of forms for a variety of purposes, giving attention to purpose, audience and accuracy.

Topics Studied

  • Blwyddyn 7 (Year 7)
    • Dyma fi (myself)
    • Yr ysgol (the school)
    • Trefn ddydiol (daily routine)
    • Arian a Siopa (money and shopping)/ digwyddiad arbennig (a special event)
  • Blwyddyn 8 (Year 8)
    • Gwyliau (holidays)
    • Teulu (family)
    • Anifeiliaid anwes (pets)
    • Fy nghartref (my home)/Digwyddiad arbennig(a special event)
St David's Day Parade 2017

St David’s Day Parade 2017

Key Stage 4: GCSE

Y Cwrs TGAU – Cymraeg Ail Iaith Cwrs Llawn.

Aims and objectives

This GCSE specification in Welsh second language will enable candidates to:

  • understand and use the language for a variety of purposes and audiences
  • develop language learning skills and strategies in order to enable candidates to communicate and interact confidently and spontaneously in relevant situations and specified context
  • develop language learning skills and strategies to enable candidates to develop their grasp of Welsh further
  • develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in an integrated manner, emphasising listening and speaking skills
  • use Welsh in further studies, in the workplace and in their communities
  • develop curiosity about the Welsh language

This qualification has two external assessment units which are weighted equally and two internal assessment units. The two external assessment units test reading and writing skills while the two internal assessment units test oral and listening skills.

In planning this specification, careful consideration has been given to the duration of examinations and the number of questions in order to ensure a balance between robust assessment and feasibility. Various types of questions and clear instructions aim to make this non-tiered assessment accessible to learners of all abilities.

Summary of Assessment


Unit1:

Oracy response to visual material- Non-examination assessment:
6 – 8 minutes (pair) 8 – 10 minutes (Group of three)
25% of qualification 50 marks

1 task
(10%) Speaking (15%) Listening
A task for a pair/ group of three based on a visual stimuli provided by the WJEC to stimulate discussion.

The assessment will consist of three parts which are to be carried out in the following order:

  • watch a visual clip (approximately 2 minutes) twice and fill in a related sheet
  • respond to specific questions regarding clip, asked by the teachers. The questions will be provided by WJEC
  • discussion between the pair/group of three on what was watched
  • learners are not permitted to use dictionaries in any part of the assessment

Unit2:

Communicate with others Non-examination assessment:
6 – 8 minutes (pair) 8 – 10 minutes (Group of three)
25% of qualification 50 marks.

(20%) Speaking (5%) Listening.
A pair/group discussion based on a stimuli provided by WJEC of a statement, question or topic. Learners are not permitted to use dictionaries in any part of the assessment.

Unit3:

Report, specific and instructional Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes
25% of qualification 100 marks

(15%) Reading (10%) Writing
Reading tasks with non-verbal and written responses, including one translation task from English to Welsh and one proof reading task and writing tasks. Learners are not permitted to use dictionaries in any part of the assessment.

Unit4:

Descriptive, creative and imaginative Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes
25% of qualification 100 marks

(10%) Reading (15%) Writing
Reading tasks with non-verbal and written responses and writing tasks. Learners are not permitted to use dictionaries in any part of the assessment.

This is a unitised specification which allows for an element of staged assessment.

Please contact Mrs C Flaherty for further enquiries

GCSE Welsh

Key Stage 5: A Level

The A-Level Welsh course is split into 6 elements over the two years.

  • Year 12
    • CA1- A group oral exam discussing Welsh media and the film Hedd Wyn which will be studied in class.(20%)
    • CA2- A project on any topic with a strong element Welsh ethos (15%)
    • CA3- A written exam using language, grammar and the poems studied during the year(15%)
  • Year 13
    • CA4 – Discuss contemporary multimedia Welsh culture and the play ‘Siwan’ which will be studied in class (15%)
    • CA5 – A written exam on the short stories studied during the year and ‘trans-languaging’, responding in Welsh to an English text (20%)
    • CA6 – Language and poetry appreciation. (15%)

Students are encouraged to use Welsh whenever possible and to attend conferences and drama productions over the two years.

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