NEW: International GCSE Urdu (9264)

Broaden the horizons of your students with a language course tailored for tomorrow's world

Our International GCSE Urdu has been designed to develop your students’ multilingualism alongside their communication and analytical skills.

  • Covers the same themes as our International GCSEs for English as a Second Language, French and Spanish to provide a consistent experience for teachers and students.
  • Combines teaching of idiomatic vocabulary with grammatical knowledge to equip students with the key skills required for effective communication in Urdu.
  • Tests a range of language skills across all themes in every assessment, meaning students have opportunities to demonstrate their ability at every stage.

International GCSE Urdu (9264)

View the switching guide to see the differences between your old International GCSE Urdu specification and the OxfordAQA specification.

OxfordAQA International GCSE Urdu covers the following topics:

Theme 1: Identity and culture

Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Theme 3: Current and future study and employment

We have adopted a consistent, thematic approach across our languages and International GCSE English as a Second Language specifications. We hope your International GCSE Urdu students will be reassured by this familiar format and your school can reap the benefits in terms of efficient curriculum planning and cross-curricular opportunities.

OxfordAQA provides the resources and advice you need to get started with and teach the International GCSE Urdu specification effectively.

This specification is part of our new 2024 suite of International GCSE, AS and A-level qualifications. Our team of experts are busy producing more teaching and learning support resources for your teaching staff. Visit our resources for teachers area to keep up to date with new resources as they are made available, including:

  • Schemes of work to allow you to plan how to deliver the specification in a way that will best suit you and your students
  • Teaching guidance to outline clearly the scope of teaching and learning
  • Topic tests and mock exam analysers to allow you to track your students’ progress throughout the teaching year

Paper 1 – Reading:

  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 70 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Paper 2 – Writing:

  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 70 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

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You must be an approved OxfordAQA centre to enter students for our exams. Make sure you become an OxfordAQA centre before you start teaching a course.

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