More than 1,000 people have now backed a Sheffield school’s campaign to save Urdu A-Level from being scrapped.
High Storrs School started the appeal after Edexcel, which is the only examination board to offer the language at A-Level, decided it would be axed from September 2017.
The school says 20 per cent of pupils speak Urdu as their mother language and students travel across the city to study it, while there is a need for interpreters.
A video of Urdu teacher Mohammed Akram speaking the language has been watched thousands of times online.
Watch the video at www.thestar.co.uk.