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Panjabi A Level at Guru Nanak Sikh Voluntary Aided Secondary School

Course description

The study of Panjabi provides many opportunities to develop a study understanding of spiritual, moral and cultural issues. Throughout the course study will be encouraged to form opinions and make judgments within the context, be these historical or contemporary, ethnic or religious.

- To enable students to develop and build on the skills acquired at GCSE.
- To enhance employment prospects.
- To facilitate foreign travel.
- To provide an insight into another culture and society.
- To provide students with a sound basis for further study

Course content

Day to day issues - media and advertising, transport, communication technology, health and wellbeing.
Contemporary Society - family and relationships, religion, leisure activities; social issues. Environment & Citizenship - protecting the planet, urban and rural life, impact of scientific and technological progress, law and order. Working World - education and employment, commerce and industry; economic issues. The International Context - impact of travel and tourism, aspects of life/culture of foreign countries, the developing world, wealth and poverty.

A2 Literary/Non Literary Topics

The questions in Section 2 of Unit 2 will be based on the following topics.

Literary Topics:

Topic1 - The British Panjabi Short Story.
Topic 2 - Panjabi Novel.

Non-Literary Topics

Topic 1 - Socio-Economic Study of Panjab (India) since 1947.
Topic 2 - The Panjabi Community in India and Abroad.

Entry requirements

B grade in GCSE Panjabi

Assessment

AS Examination
Unit 1 [PANJ1]
2½ hours 100% of the total AS Marks
50% of the total A Level marks
Written paper, consisting of reading comprehension, translation into English and writing in Panjabi.

A2 Examination
Unit 2 [PANJ2]
3 hours 50% of the total A Level marks Written paper, consisting of reading comprehension, translation into Panjabi and two essays on topics or texts in Panjabi.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Guru Nanak Sikh Voluntary Aided Secondary School directly.

Last updated date: 27 April 2017

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