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What is the course about?


The aims of the course are:

  • develop the ability to understand and use Panjabi effectively for purposes of practical communication
  • develop awareness and understanding of countries and communities where Panjabi is spoken
  • provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation
  • form a sound base of the skill, language and attitude required for further study, work and leisure

Subject content:


A brief summary of the syllabus

The subject content consists of the following themes:

  • Lifestyle (Health, Relationships and Choices)
  • Leisure (Free time activities, Holidays)
  • Home and Environment (Home and local Area, Environment)
  • Work and Education (School/College and Future Plans, Current and Future jobs)

The contents are described with respect to individual contexts (e.g. Lifestyles) and the particular topics covered within each (e.g. Relationships and Choices are covered within the theme of Lifestyle). Content should be considered transferable, as appropriate, to any other context or topic.

How will I be assessed?


Ongoing informal assessment takes place in class throughout the year in all four skills (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking).

Assessment of the course is 100% based on final exams, an oral examination for the speaking element and written examinations for all three of the remaining skills.

The following four areas are assessed in every topic undertaken:

  • Understanding of spoken language
  • Communication skills
  • Comprehension of written language
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing

Exam Board - AQA

What skills are required?


The qualification requires students to:

  • develop the ability to listen to and understands spoken Panjabi in a range of contexts and a variety of styles
  • communicate in speech for a variety of situations
  • read and respond to different types of written language
  • communicate in writing for a variety of purposes
  • understand and apply a range of vocabulary and structures
  • develop language and communication skills which can be applied broadly

Why study Panjabi?s


Future courses – is a recognised A Level which can contribute towards university points.

Employment route – this course provides a good understanding of both spoken and written Panjabi that can be utilised in a wide range of employment opportunities that require or show a preference for bi-lingual candidates.