Welsh First Language and Welsh Second Language

The Welsh Department teaches two National Curriculum subjects – Welsh First Language and Welsh Second Language.

Those in Welsh Medium Education study Welsh First Language.

All pupils in Builth Wells High School are taught Welsh until 16 years old and encouraged to use their Welsh, whether they are Welsh First Language or Welsh Second Language pupils.

Learners should experience a language-rich environment where oracy, reading and writing experiences are connected to ensure that they become enthusiastic, independent and reflective readers.

The programmes of study for Welsh and English have been developed side by side. Learners can use trans-lingual and dual literacy skills to develop both languages so that a strength in one language reinforces the other.


Staff Member                                            Role

  • Mr Stephen Mason                   |     Curriculum and Progress Manager
  • Miss Nia MacMillan                   |     Teacher of Welsh
  • Miss AnnieJones                       |     Teacher of Welsh
  • Mrs Lorraine Davies                |     Teacher of Welsh
  • Miss Esyllt Morris                      |     Teacher of Welsh
  • Mrs Karen Lewis                        |     Welsh Medium Teaching Assistant


KS3 Course Outline - Welsh First Language

Year 7


Year 8


Year 9

Autumn Term

Study the novel “Llinyn Trôns”

including creative writing, reading strategies, developing comprehension skills for GCSE

Spelling Tests – Yr 9 Booklet

Spring Term

School Eisteddfod Work (poetry, creative writing, recitation etc.)

Final Yr.9 Assessments: incl. Oral Task – Expressing Opinion in a grou

Summer Term

Begin GCSE sylabus.

Unit 2: Oral Task

Presenting Information


KS3 Course Outline - Welsh Second Language

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9


KS3 Information

Assessment – How is work assessed?


Homework – Frequency and type of work


How can you support your child?


Equipment Required

Pen, pencil, ruler, eraser, sharpener, Welsh book, reading book and the Ffeiloiaith

Suggested Reading List, a list of authors and poets:


KS3 Subjects