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Urdu at High Storrs

Course description

Edexcel A Level Urdu

Please ask for more information if you would like to study this subject as a 1 year AS Level course alongside 3 other courses

Course content

A Level Urdu builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills gained at GCSE. There is a focus on the language itself, as well as Urdu speaking societies and culture.


Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 9 - 4. This MUST include at least a Grade 4 in English Language


Grade 4 in Urdu



Paper 1 - 40%

  • Translation in English

  • Reading

  • Writing (research question)


Paper 2 - 30%

  • Translation into Urdu

  • Written response to works (literary texts)

  • Written response to works (films)


Paper 3 - 30%

  • Listening comprehension

  • Listening, reading and writing question


Future opportunities

Students learn about the politics, art and some of the social issues of the Urdu speaking world. They also study Urdu literary text, becoming critics in the target language.

A Level language is an excellent partner to many subjects and can often be combined with a wide range of disciplines at university. Language competences are highly regarded by employers and could make a CV stand out during a selection process. In our global world, the ability to understand and communicate with others is a vital skill in Business, the Service Industry, Journalism, Research and Education.


Further information

Click on link for more information about applying to High Storrs and Urdu

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 November 2018
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