At Rhyddings, Urdu is part of the options curriculum for students in Yr 10 &11.

In this GCSE students practise their Urdu language skills in a variety of contexts and develop a broad understanding of the culture of countries and communities where Urdu is spoken.

The four units require students to demonstrate their own ability to write and speak in Urdu and to understand Urdu when it is written down or spoken by others. The units encourage an enjoyment of language learning as well as helping students recognise how language skills might enable them to play an important role in a multi-lingual global society.


Mrs Ahmed – Lead Subject Teacher

The Urdu Curriculum


Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 10


  • Healthy and unhealthy lifestyles and their consequences
  • Unit 3 writing

Relationships and choices

  • Relationships with family and friends
  • Future plans regarding: marriage/partnership
  • Social issues and equality
  • Unit 4 speaking

  • free time and the media
  • free time activities
  • Shopping, money, fashion and trends
  • advantages and disadvantages of new technology
  • Unit 3 +4+1+2

  • Plans, preferences, experiences
  • what to see and getting around
  • Unit 4 writing

Home and environment

  • Home and local area
  • Special occasions celebrated in the home
  • Home, town, neighbourhood and region, where it is and what it is like
  • Unit 3+4

Year 11


  • Current problems facing the planet
  • Being environmentally friendly within the home and local area.
  • Unit 3 speaking + unit 1 listening

Work and education

  • School/college and future plans
  • What school/college is like
  • Pressures and problems
  •  Unit 4+ unit 2 reading
Future plans

  • Current and future jobs
  • Looking for and getting a job
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different
  • Unit 4+3 +2+1
Revision – year 11Topics, grammar and communication strategies – suggested approach.

  • Pressures and problems solving
  • Past papers


Useful Urdu links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.


The following links will help students to find information and other learning resources to support their learning: