The last year has seen a huge change in the Welsh Department at the College. New schemes of work have been introduced and have been designed to interest and engage students, and the enthusiasm of the staff has begun to rub off on the students! The curriculum focuses on student use of Communication, Reading and Writing skills.
Lessons are made up of a mixture of interactive activities, games and reading and writing tasks. This academic year the department have 3 classes taking Full Course GCSE and also students studying Welsh at A-Level as part of the consortium.
Outside of the classroom the Welsh department offers many extra curricular activities such as an annual weekend trip to the Urdd Centre at Llangrannog for years 7 and 9, trips to the millennium stadium, St Fagan’s and also to watch the Cardiff Devils play Ice Hockey. All trips encourage students to use and practise their Welsh language skills as well as supporting and celebrating Welsh Culture.
Some of the trips that have taken place over the last 12 months are Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 trips to Llangrannog, a Year 10 and 11 trips to the Urdd centre at Cardiff Bay and a Year 10 trip to the Urdd centre at Glan Llyn, North Wales.
Miss Cope (Leader of Learning) and Miss Musgrove (Teacher of Welsh) are very excited about the upcoming change in curriculum which will mean all students taking a full course Welsh GCSE which will increase their future career opportunities.
The Department is also looking forward to the St David’s Day celebrations on March 1st 2010 where the whole school will be off timetable and involved in the Eisteddfod. The school has 6 houses which will each compete in various acts such as a drama sketch, a musical piece and a song and at the end of the day the winning house will be presented with their trophy.
The Welsh team have added a vibrant dynamic to the Communication Faculty and enthuse students with their energy and commitment to the subject. They feel passionate about driving Cymraeg forward and this is evident through the students increasing interest in studying Cymraeg.
For Welsh work click here
For a Year 7 Revision Booklet click here
For a Year 8 Revision Booklet click here
For a Year 9 Revision Booklet click here
For more photo’s of Welsh trips click here
For Key Stage 4 work click here