Should you choose Welsh-medium secondary education, Blaenau Gwent does not have a Welsh-medium secondary school that could be access in the county borough, however Blaenau Gwent have secured secondary school places in Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw a 3-18 school. your child will enter at year 7 and can continue their education until the end of Six form. Because your child went through Welsh-medium primary school they will be able to make a seamless transition into Welsh-medium secondary school.
As in primary, Welsh and English are taught as individual subjects in Welsh medium secondary education. Welsh is also used as the medium of instruction for other subjects as well as the medium for extra- curricular activities. This way, the young person’s bilingualism is sustained and developed further throughout his/her education developing their linguistic skills. At the key transition stage your child’s primary school and secondary school will provide guidance and support to ease transition.
There are always opportunities for your child to use some Welsh at home, either via social media, or in their extra-curricular activities or watching TV. The aim is for young people to be as confident in both languages and to continue to take up Welsh medium opportunities after primary school. If a young person is bilingual at the age of 16 or 18, he/she can adjust extremely well to further studies through either language in any subject.