Urdu - Littleover Community School

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Urdu - Littleover Community School

Littleover

Community

School

Sixth Form

Academic excellence in a caring environment

URDU

AS/A2 Level

“An Outstanding Sixth Form”


Examination Board:

EDEXCEL

Syllabus Content: Language, culture and contemporary

society.

AS



Unit 1: Spoken expression and Response in Urdu

Discussing topic areas in Urdu.

Unit 2: Understanding and Written response in Urdu

Listening, reading and writing tasks.

A2



Unit 3: Prepared oral topic in Urdu

Discussion of prepared topic and general conversation.

Unit 4: Research, Understanding and Written response in Urdu

Translation into Urdu, discursive essay and research-based essay.


Qualities required:

Students considering this course should:-





Have achieved a good grade at GCSE level.

Have an interest in languages.

Have a willingness to communicate both orally and in writing.

Have the ability to organise and express ideas and arguments logically in the

foreign language.

Method of Assessment:

AS Units – 50% of A Level mark

Unit Method of Assessment Exam

Month

% of A

Level

Marks

% of AS

Level

Marks

1 Recorded speaking examination May 15% 30%

2 Listening, reading and writing

examination

June 35% 70%

A2 Units – 50% of A Level mark

Unit Method of Assessment Exam

Month

% of A

Level

Marks

3 Recorded speaking examination May 17.5%

4 Translating, Discursive/Creative essaywriting

and research-based essay

June 32.5%


Future Prospects:

Languages are a considerable advantage, sometimes essential, in the jobs market.



Languages are particularly useful as a secondary skill, alongside another

qualification.

Urdu can provide access to a whole range of employment and educational

opportunities in areas such as:-

The Foreign Office





Medical

Social

Police

Education

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