A level Panjabi 7682
Paper 1: Reading and writing – 42.5% of A’ level
- Reading & responding to variety of texts. Questions & answers in Punjabi
- Translation into English
- Individual research project: reading and responding in Punjabi to an unseen question based on a Punjabi source on one of the research topics that students have researched before the exam:
- The role of women in Panjabi society
- Social issues in the Punjab
- Tourism in the Punjab
- Partition of the Punjab in 1947
Paper 2: Writing exam – 20% of A’level
2 essays on one text and one film or two texts from the list set in the specification
- Boota Singh Shaad: Noori
- Gurmel Singh Bainiwal: Ristian de Rang
- Mohan Singh: Savee Pattar
- Asa Nu Maan Watna Da: Manmohan Singh (2004)
- Jatt and Juliet 2: Anurag Singh (2013)
Paper 3: Listening Reading and writing – 37.5% of A’ level
- Listening and responding to questions
- Translation into Punjabi
- Multi-skill task: listening, reading and responding to an essay question on a listening passage and written source. The response will require analysis, evaluation, personal reaction and drawing a conclusion
Students must study the themes and sub-themes below in relation to the Punjab. They will be using a range of sources, including material from online media.
Social issues and trends
Theme: Aspects of Panjabi-speaking society: past and current trends
Sub-theme: Youth culture
- Fashion and trends
- The role of celebrity
- Traditional versus modern values
Sub-theme: The evolution of the digital world
- The internet in daily life.
- Social media – benefits and dangers.
- The digitalisation of Panjabi society.
Theme: Aspects of Panjabi-speaking society: past and current issues
Sub-theme: Educational diversity and social mobility
- Ethnic minorities and social mobility
- Education and career choices
- Tolerance and respect
Sub-theme: Impact of migration on the Punjab
- Reasons for migration
- Advantages and disadvantages for the Punjab.
- Changing attitudes to migration and settlement.
Political and artistic culture
Theme: Artistic culture in the Panjabi-speaking world past and present
Sub-theme: Festivals and traditions
- Roots and origins.
- Social and economic impact.
- Regional and local heritage.
Sub-theme: Cultural life in the Punjab
Theme: Aspects of political life in the Panjabi-speaking world past and present
Sub-theme: Politics in the Punjab
- Political parties.
- The electoral process.
- Demonstrations and strikes.
Sub-theme: Politics and young people
- Young people and their engagement with politics.
- Priorities for youth politics.
- Values and ideals.