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    landyman3030 wrote:
    Melvyn The Milk wrote:
    bobmech1 wrote:
    Well said landyman 3030
    It's forcing of Welsh on hasn't been of any benefit
    Surely we need to teach our children maths and English and a language that is used in business
    Worldwide than a language that is really useless outside Wales
    Don't forget Patagonia. We'll be doing loads of trade with them when we pull out of the EU.
    Maybe if we are limited with who we can trade with, we may become a bit more independent and start manufacturing again instead of just importing goods. And why not Patagonia. We do a massive trade with Asia already. The only sticking point with our economy is that Maggoe sold ALL of the utilities to countries with foresight to take control.
    There's a point. If we come out of the EU, will the European owned companies over here be able to trade with their sister companies in Europe? Will the Ministry of Justice ( what a stupid title straight out of Judge Dredd or Harry Potter ) be able to give away a thousand jobs to a French company?
    The decline in Welsh manufacturing started before WW1, not over the last 30 years. I know Maggie was old, but not that old, as for foreign companies owning businesses, they actually are the biggest private sector employers in Wales, if it wasn't for them, we would all be employed in the public sector as there wouldn't be a private sector in Wales. Then there wouldn't be any private sector money to pay for the public sector.
    Lets keep the red flag flying of Cardiff Bay!"
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'Scandal' of move to translate Welsh exam work in to English

'Scandal' of move to translate Welsh exam work in to English

'Scandal' of move to translate Welsh exam work in to English

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AN ASSOCIATION that works to improve Welsh-medium education for pupils has criticised one of the UK's largest examining bodies as it looks to get pupils work translated from Welsh to English for marking.

Parents for Welsh Medium Education, RhAG, has criticised the examining body, Edexcel, which is looking for people to translate Welsh pupils' exam papers from Welsh into English so that they can be marked by non-Welsh speaking examiners.

Further criticism has come as an English company has been awarded the contract.

RhAG Development Officer, Ceri Owen, said: "This is a scandal, in what other country would it be deemed acceptable that translated work is examined rather than the original?

"They should have the same conditions as their contemporaries who study through the medium of English, where there is no interference in the original work.”

A concern put forward by the association is that the work being assessed isn’t that of the pupil’s but another person's interpretation.

She added: "The Welsh Government's Welsh-medium Education Strategy aims to increase the number of students aged 14-19 studying for qualifications through the medium of Welsh. It is quite obvious that the existing infrastructure is totally inadequate.

“This examination board, and all other examining bodies from outside Wales, need to employ more professional practitioners who are qualified and able to fulfil their work through the medium of Welsh as a matter of urgency."

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