P-05-760 Stop Compulsory Welsh Language GCSE



This petition was submitted by Emma Williams having collected 128 signatures.


Petition text:

We call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to change their policy and allow children to drop the Welsh language at GCSE (Key stage 4). Give our children back their choice, do not make the Welsh Language compulsory.


Exam hall

Exam hall



This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 07/11/2017.

The Committee considered correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Education and agreed to close the petition in light of the unequivocal commitment expressed by the Cabinet Secretary to the compulsory study of the Welsh language at GCSE, and her answers to the concerns raised by the petitioner.

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It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 13/06/2017.


Assembly Constituency and Region

  • Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire        
  • Mid and West Wales


Further information

Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 05/06/2017