Spoken Expression and Response in Chinese (unit code 6CN01)
This unit requires students to demonstrate an ability to speak Chinese for 5–6 minutes in response to a short English-language stimulus. Students will be expected to refer to a series of questions printed on the stimulus so that they can communicate effectively
in Chinese about the stimulus topic.
Understanding and Written Response in Chinese (unit code 6CN02)
This unit rewards students for their understanding of spoken and written
Chinese, their ability to transfer meaning from Chinese into English and to produce continuous writing in Chinese. The latter would be an essay linked to a short Chinese-language stimulus. The unit draws on the same general topic areas as outlined in unit
Understanding, Written Response and Research In Chinese ( unit code 6CN03)
This unit rewards students for their ability to understand and respond in writing to written Chinese. It also enables them to demonstrate their ability to write in Chinese and promotes knowledge and understanding of Chinese culture/society through focused research.
You will need at least 7 B grades at GCSE* (including English and Maths). We normally expect at least a grade A (A* for Further Maths) in subjects which you wish to pursue at A level.
The assessment is linked to the following general topic areas:
Food, diet and health
Transport, travel and tourism
Education and employment
Leisure, youth interests and Chinese festivals
Environment (energy, pollution and environmental campaign)
2 hours 45 minutes
The assessment for this A2 unit is divided into four sections.
Section A: Reading (10 marks)
Section B: Translation (10 marks)
Section C: Essay writing (30 marks)
Section D: Researched based essay (30 marks)