Dyfodol i’r Iaith is calling on the Welsh Government to insist that Wales’s examination standards body, Qualifications Wales, ensures that all subjects available to study in English in Wales’s schools are also available in Welsh.
Dyfodol i’r Iaith is surprised that Qualifications Wales, who are sponsored by the Welsh Government and who are answerable to the Welsh Assembly, have not ensured that Psychology is available through the medium of Welsh.
Eifion Lloyd Jones said:
“Consideration of the Welsh language is central to Qualifications Wales’s duties. They should, knowing that Wales’s main examinations body (WJEC) are eliminating Psychology as a subject, ensure that this subject is offered by another provider.”
“If this is not done urgently, then Psychology will join Economics as a subject which is offered in Wales through the medium of English only in Wales next year.”
Eifion Lloyd Jones added, “With Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol having appointed a number of new lecturers to teach these subjects over the past few years, it is utterly ridiculous that Qualifications Wales are now ensuring that there will be students to study them.”
“This is a damaging situation for the development of the Welsh language in secondary and higher education. We will be pressing on the Government to insist that Qualifications Wales treats the Welsh language at least as favourably as English, and we will also be appealing to the WJEC to reinstate the subjects they are about to cease to provide.”