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Sixth form pupils prepare for A-Levels with the School of Welsh

17 September 2014

It was a busy week for the School of Welsh last week as we hosted the Cardiff Welsh Course – a two day course for students in South-west and South-east Wales who are studying Welsh A-Level and AS Level. 

More than eighty students attended from all over south Wales – from Aberaeron to Pontypridd. The course offered an introduction to aspects of the A-level and AS course with sessions on Welsh literature, as well as practical scriptwriting and creative writing workshops. 

It was also an opportunity for students to learn more about studying Welsh at Cardiff University and to socialise with some of our current students. In the evening the students and their teachers enjoyed an evening of entertainment in the Student's Union with a quiz and a live performance from a popular Welsh language band from Carmarthen called Bromas.

The course was a resounding success with students and teachers feeling inspired to return to their schools to begin their course after the having some new light shed on the subject. Dr Rhiannon Marks, our Admissions Officer said:

"It was a unique opportunity for the students to expand their understanding of Welsh language and literature and experience student life and University lectures. We offered a variety of interactive sessions and we hope that students will be able to use their experiences as they study the subject."

Matthew Evans, Head of Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera said, "The feedback from the students has been enormously positive. The staff have been inspired to discuss to discuss and collaborate with nearby Welsh language Schools – all because they spent two days of 'heaven' socialising and living through the medium of Welsh with the School of Welsh, Cardiff University!"

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