P-05-888 Make GCSE Welsh Language compulsory in all schools in Wales



P-05-888 Make GCSE Welsh Language compulsory in all schools in Wales


This petition was submitted by Gwion Rhisiart having collected a total of 175 signatures.


Text of Petition

Currently, Welsh Language is compulsory as either first or second language in all state schools in Wales. However, this does not apply to private schools, who do not have to follow the national curriculum. In many cases, pupils leave private schools not being able to speak a word of Welsh. If we are to progress with our language, and want to reach the government's target of 1 million Welsh speakers by 2050, we must give every child in Wales the chance to learn. We call on the Welsh Government to: -Make Welsh Second Language GCSE compulsory in all schools in Wales by law for the new curriculum in 2022.


An Exam Hall



This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 25/02/2020.


The Committee agreed to close the petition and thank the petitioner for raising this issue through the petitions process.


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It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 25/06/2019.


Assembly Constituency and Region

  • Cardiff Central
  • South Wales Central


Further information


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 17/06/2019