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Urdu A Level at Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy

Course description

You will concentrate on developing the following four skills further: 1. Listening - listen to and demonstrate an understanding of the spoken word either directly in class or through the use of tapes. 2. Speaking - speak in the language, responding orally to questions asked and taking part in a variety of role-play situations. 3. Reading - read and show understanding of the language in a number of ways. 4. Writing - write in response to a variety of stimuli, including form filling and letter writing.

Entry requirements

A grade ā€˜Dā€™ at AS-level in this subject is required to progress from the AS-level to the A-level. This A Level is recognised for university entry, as well as for the Institute of Linguists Bilingual Certificate for Translation and Interpretation.

Future opportunities

Language skills open up many interesting career opportunities. Traditionally, language specialists have worked as translators, interpreters and teachers, but there are many other fields in which their skills are highly valued. These include business (eg export sales, bilingual PA), journalism, travel and transport (eg tour guide, air cabin crew, freight forwarder), civil service.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy is situated within a large green site with playing fields at the front and back of the main buildings.  Unlike many new schools, classrooms at HWGA are spacious, and most teachers have their own rooms and are accessible to support students.  Much refurbishment has taken place over the last two years.  Recent changes have included a refurbished library, refurbished and extended Sixth Form Learning Area, five brand new Science laboratories with refurbishment of the supporting preparatory rooms, a refurbished MFL department and refurbished Health and Social Care rooms.  In addition, the school is equipped with a modern  IT network including a cutting edge wireless cloud network throughout the school.  All Sixth Form students are supplied with their own laptops for study within the academy and at home.  The school has two dedicated Performing Art Suites, a Dance Studio and a large hall with high quality lighting rigs, and mechanised seating that provides a flexible performance venue.