Urdu - GCSEJoseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College
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Urdu - GCSE
What are the main features of this course?
This is a one year course but those who have little or no knowledge of the subject may study the subject for two years before taking the examination. The aim of the course is:
- to develop the ability to use the language effectively for purposes of practical communication both within Britain and in other countries;
- to form a sound basis of skills, language and attitudes for further use of the language in study, work and leisure;
- to offer insight into, and appreciation of, the cultures and civilisations of the communities and countries concerned;
- to develop an awareness of the nature of language and language learning;
- to provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation;
- To encourage positive attitudes to the learning of other languages and to their speakers and cultures, both in Britain and in other countries;
- to promote learning skills of a more general application (e.g. analysis, memorising, drawing of inferences).
Hours of Lessons per Week : 3.7
Indicative Group Size : 15
How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed in the four skills of speaking reading, listening and writing in a range of defined topic areas related to the experiences of students. Each skill area is taught at two levels, i.e. Foundation and Higher. Students must write their answer in the same language as the question but speaking and writing must be in Urdu.
Who should study this course?
Teaching is usually carried out in Urdu, however a bi-lingual approach can be used for students who have been born and brought up in English surroundings.
Where can I go next?
The students with A, B or C grades can continue with an A Level Urdu course.