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National 5 Urdu (Course Code: C870 75)

SCQF Level 5 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Urdu?

Learning a new language lets you connect with different people and their cultures. You think, talk about and create ideas through language.

Almost 100 million people around the world speak Urdu, which is the main language of Pakistan. And, it is widely spoken in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and the Middle East. Some 400 thousand people in the UK speak Urdu. Urdu uses the Arabic alphabet, the second most used alphabet in the world. So, you will find learning Urdu really helpful if you want to learn languages like Hindi, Arabic, Persian, Kurdish or Punjabi.

The skills you develop in Urdu are useful in many different career areas such as languages, teaching and classroom support, travel or media.

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college. You would normally have achieved:

What will I study?

This course offers you the opportunity to develop your skills in reading, listening, talking and writing in Urdu, which are essential for learning, work and life. You will also learn to understand how language works and how to communicate information and ideas.

You will study a wide range of various types of texts in a variety media. You will also learn to think critically, creatively and develop cultural awareness.

The course comprises three areas of study.

Reading and Writing; Listening

You will develop:

Assignment – Writing

You will develop:

Performance – Talking

You will develop:

How will I be assessed?

Course Assessment

The course assessment has five components totalling 120 marks:

For the performance component, you will be asked to deliver a spoken presentation and take part in a conversation in Urdu in one of the following contexts: society, learning, employability or culture. Your performance will be set by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and marked internally by an SQA assessor.

The question papers will be set and marked externally by the SQA.

The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across all course assessment components.

The course assessment is graded A-D.  

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.