Students of Urdu will develop an understanding of Urdu in a variety of contexts and genres, and learn to communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in Urdu. They’ll also develop an awareness and understanding of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of the countries or communities where Urdu is spoken.

Prior learning: Students who would benefit most from studying a GCE in Urdu are likely to have a Level 2 qualification, such as a GCSE in Urdu at grades A*–C, or other relevant prior learning.

Progression: This qualification supports progression into further and higher education, training or employment. It provides a suitable foundation for specialist linguists wishing to study Urdu at a higher level, those wishing to combine language study with other disciplines at higher level, and those considering other qualifications without a language focus.