Urdu – Course code 9686

Cambridge International A & AS Level Urdu are accepted by universities and employers as proof of linguistic ability and understanding. Successful language students gain lifelong skills, including:
The ability to communicate confidently and clearly in Urdu;

  • A sound understanding of the nature of language and language study, and of the skills and abilities required for further study and leisure;
  • Insight into the culture and contemporary society of countries where the language is spoken;
  • Better integration into communities where the language is spoken;
  • Positive attitudes towards language learning, towards the speakers of other languages, and towards other cultures and societies;
  • Skills which can be used in other areas of learning, such as analysis and memory skills.

Note: The use of dictionaries is not permitted in any assessment.

  Component 2 Component 3 Component 4
Reading and Writing Essay Texts
Duration Weighting Duration Weighting Duration Weighting
A Level 1 hour 45 minutes 45% 1 hour 30 minutes 20% 2 hours 30 minutes 35%
AS 1 hour 45 minutes 70% 1 hour 30 minutes 30%

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