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Welsh Second Language Applied GCSE

This page contains information related to our GCSE Welsh Second Language Applied specification available in Wales.

The final award for this qualification will be summer 2018.

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About This Qualification

GCSE Applied Welsh Second Language is a qualification that will develop candidates' interest in Welsh and enthusiasm for the language. There are two qualifications available; Welsh Second Language Applied Full Course and Welsh Second Language Applied Short Course.

Controlled Assessment

Controlled Assessment (Units 2 & 3)
The Controlled Assessment tasks for Units 2 and 3 GCSE Welsh Second Language Applied are available on WJEC's secure website. Tasks set by centres or adapted from the bank of exemplar tasks should be changed every two years and must be sent to WJEC before being used.

Submitting Controlled Assessment Tasks

The following forms must be submitted along with the controlled assessment tasks to the moderator by 5 May, 2017:

Oral Examination (Unit 4)
The sample should be sent as soon as possible after the examination in order to reach the moderator by 5 May 2017 at the latest. Moderator details can be viewed on the secure website once the marks have been submitted electronically. Teachers should ensure that the sample tests are on one CD and contain individual tracks.

Exercises and Specimen Papers
Here are revised versions of the GCSE Welsh Second Language Applied 2011 examination papers and marking schemes, that correspond to the changes in the raw marks.

GCSE Welsh Second Language Applied

Unit 1: These exercises are suitable for practising answering the Unit 1 questions. Further material for teaching Unit 1 may be found here.

Here is a presentation given by Tina Thomas during the Autumn 2011 GCSE Welsh Second Language Applied CPD sessions. Further resources from the sessions are available here.

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GCSE Welsh Second Language Applied Examiners' Report Summer 2018

Principal Examiners' Report

The Summer 2018 Principal Examiners' reports provide feedback on this Summer'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.

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