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Languages, Literature & Literacy Skills

We live in a multilingual global society where language surrounds us. Studying a language or literature at A-level is a lifelong skill, which will provide you with a whole host of transferable skills that will offer a wide range of career opportunities. You will learn important analytical techniques that will be useful across a range of subjects and research tasks.

Studying a language, be it Welsh, English or a modern foreign language, will increase your understanding of how meaning through lexis is created in literary texts and develops the ability to respond, analyse and the written or spoken word.

The skills, knowledge and qualifications you will gain from studying any one of these subjects are incredibly valuable to have as you progress to higher levels of learning, or as you start out in the world of work. Those with additional language skills are increasingly needed in this globally connected world. 

The Skills Challenge Certificate (SCC) is an A-level equivalent course, graded A* to E and studied alongside most A-level courses. It has the same UCAS points as a full A-level and is designed to develop and progress your skills in literacy, numeracy, digital literacy, personal effectiveness, planning and organisation, critical thinking, creativity and innovation and problem solving. 

The SCC will provide you with experiences which will support your other subjects, and will prepare for your future destination at university or employment.  With the support of an experienced SCC tutor, you will be guided through each of the four challenges; Enterprise and Employability, Global Citizenship, Community Challenge and an Individual Project.

The individual project is a key part of the qualification where you will carry out independent research into a personal area of interest.  We will help you to develop your research and referencing skills, structuring a 'mini-dissertation' and presenting a critical piece of academic writing. The project is invaluable for helping you to structure a university application form and to speak confidently at interviews. 

At Sir Gar 6, all students have the opportunity to explore their subjects of interest through a critical piece of research, artifact or research project, in either the Extended Project (MAT programme) or the Skills Challenge Certificate.

In a nutshell, these qualifications will help you develop skills that you will need and use in your life beyond college.

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Coleg Sir Gar is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 08539630 and is a registered charity No. 1152522. 
The registered office is at The Graig Campus, Sandy Road, Pwll, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 4DN