There are four examination papers:
PAPER 1: SPEAKING (15 minutes, 20% weighting and externally assessed oral)
PAPER 2: LISTENING, READING AND TRANSLATION (2 hours, 30 minutes, 30% weighting, externally set and marked written paper)
PAPER 3: WRITING AND USAGE (2 hours, 25 minutes, 25% weighting, externally set and marked written paper)
PAPER 4: CHINESE CULTURE (2 hours, 30 minutes, 25% weighting, externally set and marked written paper)
Grade 7 in GCSE Mandarin Chinese.
Mandarin is the most widely spoken language in the world. People who can speak Mandarin in the Business sector have a huge advantage in tapping into the Chinese market. A knowledge of Mandarin will enrich your understanding of fascinating Chinese culture. There are a wide range of related careers: multinationals trading, consultancy, business, banking, government foreign affairs, journalism, travel agent, interpretor, academics, education (teaching), publishing and more.