Cymraeg

Our main aims within the department are to develop every pupil’s ability to communicate through the medium of the Welsh language, to develop an interest in Wales and the Welsh culture and to give every GCSE candidate opportunities to aspire to a mastery of the Welsh language according to his/her ability and needs. We also make pupils aware of what the local area has to offer in terms of their culture and try to make the courses as interesting and as realistic as possible in order to enable pupils to learn to use it in their natural environment.

The ability to communicate effectively through the medium of Welsh is an increasingly important vocational qualification in fields such as local government, public services, the health services, the media, tourism and education. We believe that the knowledge they gain through learning the language contributes to their general education as well as giving all pupils an enhanced opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the society in which they live. Where possible Pupils are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities such as a range of Urdd activities.