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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

A-level Mandarin

A Level Mandarin (Pre-U)


To enable students to:

  • develop the ability to understand Mandarin Chinese
  • enable the candidate to communicate confidently and clearly in Mandarin Chinese
  • form a sound based of skills, language and attitudes required for further study, work and leisure
  • develop insights into the culture and civilisation of countries where Chinese is spoken
  • encourage positive attitudes to language learning and a sympathetic approach to other cultures and civilisations
  • further intellectual and personal development by promoting learning and social skills.


Topic Areas

  1. Family
  2. Young people
  3. Education
  4. The media
  5. Work and leisure
  6. The environment


Assessment Overview


Component name


Weighting (%)

Type of assessment

Paper 1


c.15 minutes


Externally assessed speaking test

Paper 2

Listening, Reading and Translation

2 hours 30 minutes


Externally set and marked written paper

Paper 3

Writing and Usage

2 hours


Externally set and marked written paper

Paper 4

Chinese Culture

2 hours 30 mintues


Externally set and marked written paper


Assessment Objectives


Understand and respond to texts written in the target language and to spoken material.


Manipulate the target language accurately in spoken and written forms to demonstrate a capacity to choose appropriate examples of lexis and structures.


Select information and present it in the target language and in English, organising arguments and ideas logically.


Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of aspects of Chinese society.