Examinations, Qualifications, Accreditation and Tests

Mandarin Chinese Examinations, Qualifications, Accreditation and Tests for schools & colleges in UK, USA, Australia, Hong Kong. GCSE, Asset Languages, A-Level, A2, A2, International Baccalaureate, IB, AP, Edexcel, AQA, CIE.

Routledge Chinese Character Trainer App - good for revision?

The Routledge Chinese Character Trainer App provides the 510 characters presented in Level 1 and 2 of The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin.

Use the app as you progress through the lessons. In Training Mode, view a stroke-by-stroke animation of each character. Practise it yourself the character outline provided. Then progress to Drill Mode whereby if you get a character wrong it goes to the back of the pack so you can try again. Test Mode in contrast only gives you one chance so motivating you to learn.


Might work for revision?


UK: Teacher Training bursaries for Mandarin Chinese Language Graduates

What are the bursaries? The Training and Development Agency for schools (TDA) want to train up 1,575 language teachers this year, in order to meet current demand for language teachers. To encourage language graduates to enter teacher training they will be offering bursaries of up to £20,000.

Why?  The number of pupils expected to sit language GCSEs next year has risen by 22% to 52%, thought to be due to the requirements of the new English Baccalaureate - but at the same time, the number of modern foreign language teachers has declined in recent years, due to the fall in the number of pupils studying language GCSEs and A-levels, leading to fewer students studying languages at university.

The New UK based Mandarin Common Entrance Exam

What is the UK based Common Entrance Exam?  The Common Entrance examinations are used for assessing boys and girls who transfer to senior schools at the ages of 11+ and 13+. The syllabuses are devised and regularly monitored by the Independent Schools Examinations Board, composed of representatives from the The Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, the Girls' Schools Association and The Independent Association of Prep Schools.

A-Level Chinese Past Papers (Edexcel & CIE)

Edexcel:  Question papers (up to 2011), Examiner reports, mark schemes, Essay guides (including the Research Based Essay (RBE)), Listening exam MP3s can be viewed through the Edexcel secure content area.  First go here then choose the resource you need and login using you centre details and password.   

Chinese / Mandarin AS/A2 (A-Level / GCE): Edexcel

About the AS level Chinese:

The AS Level is split into 2 units:

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)

Your Gateway to the Chinese GCSE/Mandarin GCSE: Start here

Whether you are new teacher of the Chinese GCSE or an experienced practioner, save time by accessing all the resources you need to find in one place.  Whether you are looking for exam board updates, latest specifications, past papers or resources, use the links below to find what you need quickly:

AQA - AQA GCSE Chinese

Edexcel - Edexcel GCSE Chinese

GCSE Past Papers and revision materials for Chinese

All the links to past papers from both Edexcel and AQA examining boards are below.   Find what you need quickly with resources in one place for your convenience.


AQA GCSE Chinese: Guide & quick links

Are you a teacher looking for information about the AQA Chinese GCSE?      Save time by finding all the information you need in one place below.    Where is the specification/GCSE Chinese syllabus, where can I find examination updates, what resources should you use and where can I find past papers?

UK Chinese Examination results August 2011

Please find attached the summaries of cumulative results for:

·         GCSE/IGCSE/FCSE/ELC Chinese:  SSAT Chinese Network's presentation of the Chinese GCSE, Edexcel IGCSE Chinese (CIE’s results will be added when they become available) and AQA's FCSE and ELC Chinese.

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