GCSE Iaith a Llenyddiaeth Gymraeg - Teaching from 2025

Professional Learning

For more information on the Professional Learning courses for the new Made-for-Wales GCSEs, please visit the Professional Learning page here.

Teaching: Sep 2025
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The GCSE Cymraeg Language and Literature qualification will support the Curriculum for Wales by:

  • Supporting the statements of what matters, giving learners the opportunity to:
  • develop their understanding, empathy and their ability to respond and to mediate effectively
  • interact, explore ideas, express viewpoints, knowledge and understanding and build relationships
  • experience and respond to a variety of diverse literature that gives them insight into the culture, people and history of Wales as well as the wider world
  • spark their imagination and creativity.


Supporting the principles of progression by giving learners the opportunity to:

  • build on their linguistic skills
  • grow holistically in their understanding and purposeful use of languages, literacy and communication
  • apply their understanding of linguistic concepts
  • adapt and manipulate language to communicate effectively to a range of different audiences
  • develop receptive, interpretive and expressive language skills
  • transfer existing knowledge and skills into new contexts including the social and cultural aspects of language.


Supporting the key considerations for language development and selecting literature by giving learners the opportunity to:

  • experience relevant, engaging, authentic and challenging stimuli to inspire purposeful speaking and writing
  • experience a wealth of literature.
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Key Dates
Publication of Draft Specification
Publication of Approved Specification
Publication of Sample Assessment Materials