Listening, Reading and Writing Exam 2 hours (70% of AS) - You control the listening CD! - Question types are similar to Higher level GCSE - There is a choice of essay titles.
30% of AS 20 minutes preparation time 15 minutes speaking test More “grown up” discussion about themes you’ve studied. Similar to a “real” discussion! – not just pre- learnt material.
Environment: The multi-cultural society: Contemporary social issues: and 2 Cultural topics: e.g. Study of film, book or play; research into a period of history or geographical region.
Listening, Reading and Writing Exam 2 h 30 Exam (35% of total A Level marks) Listening questions. Text analysis. Translations Essay about 1 cultural topic.
15% of A Level marks Presentation of argument and debate. Discussion of both cultural topics studied.
AS level Urdu: Unit 1: Spoken expression and response 8-10 mins.in two sections; Externally assessed: 30% of the total AS marks, 15% of the GCE marks. Test student’s ability to converse in Urdu on a general topic from the following; · Youth culture and concerns · Lifestyle · Health and Fitness · The world around us · Education and Employment Section A: Requires students to respond to Edexcel set questions Section B: Teacher to engage student in discussion
Unit 2: Understanding and written responses 2 hours 30 mins paper in 3 sections: 70% of the total AS, 35% of the GCE marks Section A: Requires students to listen to a range of authentic recorded Urdu material and to retrieve and convey information given in the recording. Section B: Requires students to read Urdu printed material and to retrieve and convey information by responding to a range of mainly Urdu language test types. Section C: To write words in the form of a letter, report or article in Urdu ……
A2 Level Urdu: Unit 3: Understanding and spoken response mins: controversial topic. Taking a stance, defending and justifying it for 4 minutes followed by additional 2 topics
Unit 4: Understanding and written response. 65% of the total A2 marks: 35% of the total GCE marks 2 hour 30 minute paper in 3 sections General topic areas for this unit: · Youth culture and concerns · Life Style: Health and Fitness · The world around us: Travel, Tourism, environmental issues and the Urdu speaking world · Education and Employment · Customs, traditions, belief and religions · National and International events (Past, Present and Future) · Literature and the arts Section A: A short translation from English to Urdu Section B: An Urdu language essay (discursive or creative writing) Section C: A research based essay in Urdu. For further details, contact the Urdu teacher at High Storrs school