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Urdu A2 at University Academy Keighley

Course description

This Urdu qualification rewards advanced-level Urdu language skills and knowledge through student-focused assessment. With appealing content and opportunities to gain greater understanding of other cultures, it will prepare students to become well-informed and effective communicators.

Course content

The A2 specification requires students to: listen and respond to a variety of spoken Urdu-language sources, including authentic sources; read and respond to a variety of Urdu-language written texts, including authentic sources, covering different contexts, registers, styles and genres; adapt their spoken and written Urdu language appropriately fordifferent situations and purposes; use the Urdu language accurately to express facts and ideas, and to present explanations, opinions and information in both speech and writing; understand and apply the grammatical system and a range of structures of the Urdu language; transfer meaning from Urdu into English and/or vice versa.

Entry requirements

For a successful transition from GCSE to AS/A2, a grade C or above in GCSE Urdu is desirable.

Assessment

Year Two – A2Unit 3Understanding and Spoken Response in Urdu: This unit requires students to demonstrate the effectiveness of their Urdu-language skills by presenting and taking a clear stance on any issue of their choice. They will be expected to interact effectively with the teacher, defend their views and sustain discussion as the teacher moves the conversation away from their chosen issue.They will be expected to use the language of debate and argument to discuss the issue and will also be assessed for understanding as well as communication and quality of spoken language.17.5%Unit 4Research, Understanding and Written Response in Urdu: This unit requires students to demonstrate skills in advanced-level Urdu writing (discursive or creative essay) and translation from English into Urdu. The unit also requires students to demonstrate evidence of independent, advanced-level Urdu language reading and research of a chosen text, play, film or topic area that links to the culture and/or society of an Urdu-speaking country, countries or community.32.5%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact University Academy Keighley directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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