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Welsh Second Language GCSE from 2017

We have developed a new GCSE Welsh Second Language qualification for first teaching in Wales from September 2017 (first assessment in 2019). We have worked with the teaching community, education professionals and subject specialists to develop this new GCSE Welsh Second Language qualification to meet approval criteria set by Qualifications Wales. – find link on wefan CC.

Dates for GCSE Welsh Second Language 2020

Unit 1: April 21, 22, 23rd

Unit 2: April 27, 28,29

Unit 3: May 6 (morning)

Unit 4: May 14 (morning)


This subject uses e-submission for the submission of candidate work to WJEC for moderated or assessed units/components. For more information and guidance on the process please visit the e-submission webpage.

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Resources available

The resources for Unit 1 is now available on the secure website. Once you have logged into the website, follow the steps:

Resources -> Non-examination tasks -> GCSE Welsh Second language -> Unit 1

Get in Touch

Our subject specialists are on hand to answer any of your queries.

Subject Officer

Siân Llewelyn
029 2026 5162
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Subject Associate Welsh Officer

Amanda Griffiths
029 2026 5480
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Subject Support Officer

Nia Morgan
029 2026 5192
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GCSE Welsh Second Language Examiners' Report Summer 2019

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The 2019 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.

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