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A warm welcome to the Languages Area of Learning

The friendly, dedicated Languages Department at Queen Elizabeth High School currently comprises 11 members of staff with a range of learning experiences, offering wide provision range for our pupils. As a department we pride ourselves on being able to offer Welsh First and Second Language, French and Spanish lessons to pupils at Key Stage 3 and 4. There are also opportunities to study Italian, Latin, Greek and Russian during lunchtime or after school lessons. These subjects are also available at Key Stage 5.

One of our main aims as a department is to enthuse our pupils about the subjects and encourage them to communicate fluently in a range of situations. This is done by using various exciting and engaging teaching methods. Contemporary themes are studied, which appeal to both boys and girls. Pupils are motivated to achieve the highest standards through formative feedback. Our More Able and Talented pupils are set challenging tasks, whilst pupils with Additional Educational Needs are supported with differentiated work and challenged at the appropriate level.



Diwrnod Shwmae 2021

Dyma ddisgyblion Ysgol Uwchradd y Frenhines Elisabeth yn dathlu Diwrnod Shwmae/Su'mae gan ddewis eu hoff eiriau Cymraeg.
Here are pupils from QEHS celebrating Shwmae/Su'mae Day by selecting their favourite Welsh words.
Welsh trip

Extra Curricular

Other strengths of the department include the variety of extra-curricular opportunities offered, for example trips to the Urdd Camps at Glan-Llyn and Llangrannog, Cardiff and to the Welsh-language Festival at DisneyLand, Paris. Alongside this are the School Eisteddfod, ShwMae day activities, performances by Arad Goch Theatre Company and radio workshops. Our pupils respond positively to these opportunities and it is nice to see them enjoying practicing their Welsh / Foreign Languages outside the classroom walls.

We hope you get a taste of the Languages Area of Learning work on this website.


Assistant Headteacher

Mrs A. Lewis

Classroom Teacher and Head of Year 11

Mrs K. James

Classroom Teacher and Digital Champion

Mr G. Lewis

Classroom Teacher

Mr H. Davies

Classroom Teacher

Mr S. Mason

Classroom Teacher

Mrs J. James

Classroom Teacher and Head of Year 7

Mrs J. Ostendorf

Welsh Classroom Support

Ms N. Davies

Classroom Teacher / Curriculum Manager MFL

Mrs E. Ward

Classroom Teacher

Mrs G. Hughes

Classroom Teacher

Ms J. Roberts


Welsh 1st Language pupils in Year 9 and Year 11 at QEHS have been busy creating a new school newspaper in Welsh. There is a range of articles here - why not take a look? Great work everyone!
Mae disgyblion Cymraeg Blwyddyn 9 ac 11 yn YU y Frenhines Elisabeth wedi bod yn frysur yn creu papur newydd yn Gymraeg. Mae llawer o erthyglau gwahanol yma - beth am darllen nhw? Gwaith gwych bawb!

'Yma Gyda'n Gilydd' (07/11/2021)

Ar ôl llwyddiant eu cylchgrawn cyntaf cyn hanner tymor mae disgyblion 9Q wedi bod wrthi'n weithio'n galed i gynhyrchu nid un rhifyn arall ar gyfer y Nadolig - ond dau! Bydd 'Yma Gyda'n Gilydd' yn cael ei rhannu gydag ysgolion eraill yn y sir a drwy'r gorllwein.
Da iawn 9Q - dyma waith gwych gan bob aelod o'r dosbarth. Nadolig Llawen i chi i gyd!
Following on from their first edition of 'Yma Gyda'n Gilydd' before half-term, 9Q have worked harder than Santa's elves to produce not one but two Christmas editions of their Welsh language school magazine 'Yma Gyda'n Gilydd'. The magazine will be shared with all high schools in the county and through west Wales.
Great work 9Q - every one of you contributed at least one item. Nadolig Llawen i bawb!

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