GCSE Urdu – Edexcel exam board

Subject Information

Our aim is to offer Urdu as a modern language to all students and it is a compulsory subject at PMGHS for Year 7 and 8. After this, an option is available for students to choose Urdu, Arabic or French as a GCSE. Pupils will develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

Why study Urdu?

People with language skills and knowledge are highly thought of in the modern world. They stand out as talented and successful people, with broad and exciting horizons.

Taking GCSE Urdu means you will:

  • Be able to study AS and A2 Urdu courses.
  • Add an extra dimension to your personal skills profile which will impress anyone who reads your CV.


Studying Urdu can lead to careers in fields such as interpreting, teaching, languages, and community services which mean you will be in a stronger position to get a job in companies with international links and you will improve your employability if you would like to work abroad.