The incidental use of Welsh is consistently encouraged throughout the school; we work to instil in our staff and students a sense of pride in our national and local heritage, as well as our language.
The teaching and use of Welsh as a second language forms a very important part of the curriculum of the school, with all students studying Welsh throughout their school careers. All students have the opportunity to do full course Welsh at GCSE, and results for the full course have been 100%.
The distinctiveness of Welsh culture is recognised throughout the school at subject level and through student participation in public and whole school events, such as the School Eisteddfod.
Additionally, the Welsh Department offer KS3 pupils the opportunity to spend a weekend at the Welsh residential centre, Llangrannog. The aim of the weekend is to give pupils the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Welsh language. The whole area of Llangrannog is a stronghold for the Welsh language and is the perfect environment for learners to acquire new language skills.
The introduction of our ‘Tocyn Iaith’ initiative has proven to be a great success with staff and helps to promote and raise the profile of the Welsh language throughout the school. This healthy competition has encouraged staff to attempt speaking more Welsh in and around the School.