Qualifications to start the course

Students must have five GCSEs including English, Mathematics and Science graded A* – C Additional requirements for this subject: Students must have GCSE Urdu at grade B or above.

Description of the subject

The Urdu AS and A2 Level courses form a natural progression from GCSE, building on practical skills to enable you to understand and communicate in the written and spoken language for a variety of purposes in the world of work and leisure. Emphasis is placed on the development of personal and intellectual as well as linguistic skills.

What you will do

  • Discuss topical issues such as the environment and racism, in Urdu
  • Read Urdu newspapers and magazines
  • Learn about current affairs and the Urdu way of life from TV and radio
  • Use the internet for information and communication
  • Learn about Pakistani history and culture
  • Speaking exam
  • Reading, Writing and Listening exam.

Future prospects

An advanced language qualification is very highly regarded by employers, universities and colleges.

  • Greatly enhanced employment possibilities throughout the increasingly global economy
  • A range of study and career opportunities in fields such as Travel and Tourism, Education, Politics, Law, Journalism, Trade, Marketing and Publishing
  • Communication and personal skills to benefit any future direction chosen.