Welsh First Language Entry Pathways
This page contains information related to our Welsh First Language Entry Pathways specification available in Wales.
All course materials are available on our related documents page.
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About this Qualification
Entry Pathway in Welsh (1st Language) will be discontinued and awarded for the last time in June 2020. Please refer to circular 089 (March 2019) for more information.
This qualification is designed to complement Essential Skills Wales. There are five units worth three credits each available, and candidates will be able to achieve an Award or Certificate at Entry 2 or Entry 3. It is recommended that Entry 1 candidates follow the Essential Skills Wales - Communication course.
The units are listed below:
- Oral Discussion of Experiences and Feelings
- Translanguaging to Welsh
- Oral Response to a Welsh Television Programme or Film
- Responding to Welsh Literary Reading Material (Prose)
- Story Writing
These units are internally assessed and externally moderated.
|21 October||Entry deadline|
|11 November||Entry amendment deadline|
|12 December||Sample submission deadline|
|21 February||Entry deadline|
|18 March||Entry amendment deadline|
|4 May||Sample submission deadline|
Samples of Work
Samples of work should be submitted to:
245 Western Avenue
From January 2015, centres are now requested to submit their Entry Pathways candidate data via the WJEC Internal Assessment Mark Input System (IAMIS). The IAMIS window will open for you to check candidate data, input the outcome, and generate your moderation sample . Centres will NOT be receiving EP1 forms. Moderator details can be located at the top of the IAMIS, once you have clicked to generate your sample.
The Entry Pathways IAMIS user guide is available here.
Online CPD Webinars - Welsh First Language Entry Pathways
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Get In Touch
Our Welsh First Language subject specialists are on hand to answer any of your queries.
Subject OfficerLlinos Lloyd
029 2026 5004
Subject Associate Welsh OfficerAmanda Griffiths
029 2026 5480
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Principal Examiners' Report
The 2017 Principal Examiners' reports provide feedback on this 's examination series. The reports include helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next examination series.