Chinese/Mandarin AS & A – Level (GCE): Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

About the CIE AS/ A-Level:  Centres and students may choose to take an assessment at either:

Advanced (A) Level

Advanced Subsidiary (AS Level Chinese)

The whole course is split into 4 components for A Level or 3 for the AS..

Component 2 -Reading and Writing

Component 3 -Essay

Component 4 -Texts

Component 5 -Prose

For a complete scheme of assessment including durations, weighting and for both AS and A-level programmes please visit CIE or download the attached CIE specification and syllabus at the bottom of this article.  Frequently asked questions are also attached.

Syllabus:  The syllabus/specification for AS/A-Level 2012 can be downloaded here.

Past papers/Examplar papers/Examiner reports

Teachers registered with Cambridge can access CIE’s password-protected Teacher Support website, where a much wider selection of syllabus materials is available to download.  This area includes:

·         Past papers from 2006-2010.

·         Exemplar materials

·         Sample texts

·         Mark schemes

·         Examiner reports

Resources – textbooks, online etc.

Chinese Made Easy Books 4 & 5 and Easy Steps to Chinese Books 5 to 8. both by Xingying Li & Yamin Ma, CME Books & Heath Books

Chinese for AS, Xiaoming Zhang and Kay Heppell , Cypress Books & Heath Books

Chinese for A Level,  Xiaoming Zhang, Cypress Books & Heath Books

Advanced Level Chinese, Justin Wu  Heath Books

Chinese A2 Examination Guide. Yu Bin and Emma Wu, by Cypress Books & Heath Books

A Chinese Text for a Changing China. Author: Liu, Irene et al. ISBN: 0887271995

www.cheng-tsui.com  

An Intensive Reading Course of Intermediate Chinese (Volume I).Part of the 'An Intensive Reading Course of Intermediate Chinese' series. Author: Zhao, Xin. ISBN: 7301042973

Published by Beijing University Press

An Intensive Reading Course of Intermediate Chinese (Volume II).Part of the 'An Intensive Reading Course of Intermediate Chinese' series. Author: Zhao, Xin.ISBN: 7301042981.

Published by Beijing University Press

China Online.  http://www.chinaonline.com

Zhongji Hanyu Yuedu, Author: Liu, Songhao et al, ISBN: 7561905458

Cypress Books

Hanyu Xilie Yuedu (Volume II): Part of the Hanyu Xilie Yuedu series. Author: Shen, La. ISBN: 7561907311

Cypress Books

Huashuo Jinri Zhongguo, Author: Liu, Qiangong, ISBN: 7301041535,

Published by Beijing University Press

Meeting China (Advanced Level): Part of the Meeting China series. Author: Liu, Yuanman et al

ISBN: 7301032625. Cypress Books

Meeting China (Intermediate Level): Part of the Meeting China series. Author: Ren, Xuemei et al

ISBN: 7301033559. Cypress Books

Reading Chinese Newspaper: Tactics and Skills, Author: Mickel, Stanley, ISBN: 0887101658

www.yale.edu/yup

Short Chinese TV Plays: An Intermediate Course, Author: Teng, Shou-hsin et al, ISBN: 0887271693

www.cheng-tsui.com

Twenty Lectures on Chinese Culture, Author: Huang et al, ISBN: 0300001274

www.yale.edu/yup  

Zhongji Hanyu Yuedu, Author: Liu, Songhao et al, ISBN: 7561905458

Published by Beijing Language and Culture University Press, No.15 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, Peoples' Republic of China 100083 Cypress Books