GCSE Bengali (AQA)

Bengali is the sixth most spoken language in the world. As an integral part of the English Baccalaureate, a GCSE in Bengali will help you compete for a place at top universities as well as support you in countless careers.

The aim of the course is to develop competence in oral and written communication, to become confident in dealing with a range of authentic listening and reading material, to gain a sound working knowledge of basic grammatical structures and to understand Bengali in a variety of contexts.



Unit 1: Listening (aural exam – 25%)

You will learn to understand spoken Bengali in a variety of real life settings.

Unit 2: Reading (written exam – 25%)

You will learn to read Bengali through studying a range of texts such as books, newspaper reports, brochures, magazines, emails and websites.

Unit 3: Speaking (oral exam – 25%)

You will learn to speak Bengali fluently and accurately for a variety of purposes across a range of settings. For the exam you will be required to give a short presentation followed by a discussion with the examiner. You will also be assessed on your general conversation.

Unit 4: Writing (written exam – 25%)

You will learn to write Bengali accurately and to communicate effectively, including developing the ability to produce more extended pieces of writing.