Introducing GCSE Welsh Second Language

Thank you to all of you who attended our twilight sessions on the reformed GCSE Welsh Second Language qualification. We were delighted with the turn-out at all venues and we appreciate the time you took to find out more, share your opinions and raise issues that are important to you.

We will be sharing questions and answers from the sessions with you very soon but, in the meantime, the bilingual PowerPoint presentation used is available here.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to raise them with us at, WJEC, Welsh Government or your Regional Consortium.

Overview of the events

Qualifications Wales is hosting a series of free regional meetings to support the implementation of the reformed Welsh Second Language GCSE in September 2017. These meetings offer subject teachers and school leaders a chance to discuss the changes to the subject with representatives from Welsh Government, WJEC, the Regional Consortia and Qualifications Wales. The aim of the events is to give schools a better understanding of the changes and their implications so that they can plan more effectively for September 2017.

Each event will be interactive, with plenty of opportunities for attendees to ask questions and discuss the changes.

Timings below are approximate.

The event will be bilingual; translation services will be provided

Meeting agenda

4:15pm           Registration and tea/coffee

4:30pm            Introductions

4:35pm            Background to the changes – Qualifications Wales

4:45pm            Overview of the changes to the new qualifications – WJEC

5:10pm            Implications for schools and Welsh Government expectations in the short, medium and long term – Welsh Government.

5.15 – 6pm      Panel discussion with Regional Consortia, WJEC and Welsh Government, Chaired by Qualifications Wales.


To book, please click on the link next to the event that you would like to attend in the table below.

 Date           Venue          Book                   
 Thursday, 12 January 2017  Malpas Court, Newport  
 Monday, 16 January 2017  Conwy Business Centre,  Tickets
 Tuesday, 17 January 2017  Alun School, Mold  Tickets
 Monday, 23 January 2017  Mercure Hotel, Swansea  Tickets
 Thursday, 26 January 2017  Parc Dewi Sant, Carmarthen  Tickets