GCSE/A-Level Mandarin

Test Prep


To do well on tests you must first learn the material, and then review it before the test. These are techniques to better understand your material: Learning Take good notes in your class lectures and textbooks See the Guides on Taking notes in Lectures (and Taking notes from a textbook!)Review your notes soon after class/lectureReview notes briefly before the next classSchedule some time at the end of the week for a longer reviewReviewingTake good notes about as your teacher tells you what will be on the test Organize your notes, texts, and assignments according to what will be on the testEstimate the hours you'll need to review materialsDraw up a schedule that blocks units of time and materialTest yourself on the materialFinish your studying the day before the exam

GCSE Mandarin places an emphasis on culture contents, which are combined with language objectives and methods of teaching to provide a nurturing learning environment. The cultural element is aimed at cultivating students’ cultural consciousness and extend their cultural vision, which in turn makes it a more effective learning tool.

A-Level Mandarin

The AS Chinese course provides a smooth transition from GCSE to AS level, and the A2 Chinese course completes the course through to A2, following the new three-unit exam specification. A2 Level Chinese Course covers the five A2 topics, followed by chapters specifically covering the Research-based writing aspect of the exam. The course books progressively build the acquisition of Chinese language skills, concepts, knowledge, understanding and key skills. 

HSK Mandarin, the Chinese Proficiency Test or the Chinese Standard Exam, is China's only standardized test of Standard Chinese language proficiency for non-native speakers such as foreign students and overseas Chinese.