Available Classes

Here is an overview of the different classes offered by SSSEC. Currently we use an age-based system for our Punjabi classes up to GCSE, while kirtan and tabla classes are divided according into ability levels. Gurmat is taught within Punjabi lessons, however there is a separate class for Santhiya. We are also able to offer string instrumental lessons for the dilruba, sarangi etc. These instrumental lessons are held on Saturday evenings and are available for all ages, so for those who are interested, please do not hesitate to get in touch!  
Punjabi Class - age 3+

10:00 - 12:00

 

Our youngest students start learning Punjabi at the age of three in the Naveen Paniri class. Parents are allowed to stay with their child to help them settle in for a few weeks, but we encourage them to let their child learn independently as soon as possible.

 

Students in Years 1-6 will be allocated Punjabi classes according to school year. Students in Year 7 and above may attend either Youth Beginners or one of the exam classes (Pre-GCSE, GCSE or A level) according to their ability.

Punjabi GCSE & A level

10:00 - 12:00

 

Every year some of our students take external Punjabi GCSE and A level exams. This gives them a formal qualification which is recognised by employers and universities. So far, we are proud to say that all our previous exam candidates have passed, with most achieving A and A* grades.

 

Our aim is that every SSSEC pupil goes on to complete Punjabi GCSE and A level with flying colours.

Adult Class

10:00 - 12:00

 

The adult Punjabi class has proved popular amongst both Punjabi and non-Punjabi students. We have had students in their teens to those in their seventies!

 

Some parents and grandparents who can speak Punjabi also attend, to learn how to read and write the language, or simply to improve their skills. 

 

Non-Punjabi speaking students are catered for as well.

Kirtan Classes

13:00- 14:00

There are four kirtan classes, which are based on ability. These range from the under 5s and beginner group to the advanced classes. As with Punjabi classes, children above the age of three are welcome, however parents may need to stay with their child. Kirtan classes are available for all ages.

 

We encourage all Kirtan students to bring their own instruments, to ensure that they can practise both in class and at home. We are currently unable to store any instruments, so it is even more important to bring your own.

Tabla Classes

13:00 - 14:00

 

At the moment there are two tabla classes, although we hope to expand this number in the near future. These are split roughly by ability level, and pupils over 5 can attend these classes.

 

We encourage all Kirtan students to bring their own instruments, to ensure that they can practise both in class and at home. We are currently unable to store any instruments, so it is even more important to bring your own.

 

Santhiya

12:45 - 14:00

Aside from learning Punjabi and Gurbani, we also stress the importance of Gurmat. This is already incorporated within lessons, however we are able to offer a separate class for those who wish to broaden their knowledge in this field and learn more in depth.

Currently, we have many young students attending this class, however if there is enough interest shown, we may be able to open this to adults and parents too.

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