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Urdu A level at Burntwood School

Course description

Students continue to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in units 1 and 2. There are four general topic areas covering all four units. Youth culture and concerns, lifestyle; health and fitness, the world around us; travel, tourism, environmental issues and the Urdu speaking world and Education and Employment. Students will be using authentic and contemporary materials, which will develop their ‘language’ to communicate effectively in the outside world. At A2 level the following skills are developed in units 3 and 4. The ability to transfer meaning from English into Urdu, debate and write in depth in Urdu. They will also develop research skills, the grammar and structures. There are three further topic areas covered in these units, Customs, traditions, beliefs and religions, National and international events (Past, present and future), Literature and the Arts. Students will be using authentic material along with recommended text books.


Entry requirements

5 A* to C grade/Level 9-4 passes at GCSE level including English and Urdu. If students have not studied Urdu at GCSE they may have a teacher assessment as an equivalent.


Future opportunities

Professional Translators of community languages are particularly in demand in the following areas; Social Services, the Law Courts, the NHS, in Education and the Police. Key professions where a modern foreign language is required or is desirable include: Translators, Interpreters, International Marketing Consultant, International Bankers, International Lawyers, MFL Teachers, Bilingual Personal Assistants, Diplomatic Service, I.T., Travel Consultants.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burntwood School directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017
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