MANDARIN CHINESE (Pre U) Block D

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code Ch
Qualification Type Access to Higher Education
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

THE CAMBRIDGE PRE-U MANDARIN CHINESE SYLLABUS EQUIPS STUDENTS WHO ARE LEARNING MANDARIN CHINESE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE WITH THE SKILLS TO THRIVE IN A CHINESE ENVIRONMENT. THE SYLLABUS ALSO PROVIDES A STEPPING-STONE FOR UNIVERSITY COURSES IN CHINESE AND CHINA STUDIES. AS WELL AS ALLOWING STUDENTS TO DEVELOP THEIR LANGUAGE SKILLS, THE SYLLABUS FOSTERS AN AWARENESS OF CHINESE CULTURE AND HISTORY. 

Details

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) 

Entry requirements

Grade 7 in GCSE Mandarin Chinese.

Your next steps...

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.