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23/03/24

Ready for day 1!!! 🏔️🎿🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/y2lbWQRb8B

23/03/24

Ready for day 1!!! 🏔️🎿🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/y2lbWQRb8B

22/12/23

Thank you to everyone who donated to our fundraiser! Our Christmas Elves (the amazing year 10 prefects) packed 20 bags of gifts for the children staying there over Christmas and a little something for the staff too 🎁 🌲 pic.twitter.com/Vs94QEtVtZ

22/12/23

Thank you to everyone who donated to our fundraiser! Our Christmas Elves (the amazing year 10 prefects) packed 20 bags of gifts for the children staying there over Christmas and a little something for the staff too 🎁 🌲 pic.twitter.com/Vs94QEtVtZ

02/10/23

10 days to go 💛Let's make this one bigger and brighter than ever before. pic.twitter.com/wYbbql7FCv

02/10/23

10 days to go 💛Let's make this one bigger and brighter than ever before. pic.twitter.com/wYbbql7FCv

02/10/23

Talking about how we're feeling can make the world of difference. This we are partnering with to help . pic.twitter.com/qO6YDreE3z

02/10/23

Talking about how we're feeling can make the world of difference. This we are partnering with to help . pic.twitter.com/qO6YDreE3z

31/07/23

Stormzy and HSBC fund 36 black Cambridge students https://t.co/YqbUjbdsUk

31/07/23

Stormzy and HSBC fund 36 black Cambridge students https://t.co/YqbUjbdsUk

19/07/23

To be connected with creative career opportunities, A Level Media Studies students enjoyed lunch on Primrose Hill before being welcomed at the Roundhouse and then The October Gallery for creative industry tours, talks and workshops as part of Year 12’s Careers Day on July 10th pic.twitter.com/nnLR9lMZy4

19/07/23

As part of our all-through curriculum Ms. Deering and Year 6 are bringing their sketchbooks to Ms. Stephens in the secondary art room ready for Year 7 in September. pic.twitter.com/GQQyk8JMN4

13/07/23

Really well done to all of our students for a fantastic concert. Thank you to for hosting and and for all their help and support. https://t.co/YzGGgffMEn

13/07/23

Really well done to all of our students for a fantastic concert. Thank you to for hosting and and for all their help and support. https://t.co/YzGGgffMEn

13/07/23

For anyone who needs to hear this today 💙 pic.twitter.com/QGcgD9HAfD

13/07/23

For anyone who needs to hear this today 💙 pic.twitter.com/QGcgD9HAfD

13/07/23

Be kind to your mind this and get involved in our quiz. 🧠Can you guess the wellbeing related words from these anagrams? Comment below ⬇ pic.twitter.com/H5dG3KQkWu

13/07/23

Be kind to your mind this and get involved in our quiz. 🧠Can you guess the wellbeing related words from these anagrams? Comment below ⬇ pic.twitter.com/H5dG3KQkWu

05/07/23

What are teacher strikes really about?We need to discuss the wider context to understand why teachers feel the current situation is unsustainable.https://t.co/rkfrHcgKUp#strikes pic.twitter.com/3jFoYwgXVe

05/07/23

What are teacher strikes really about?We need to discuss the wider context to understand why teachers feel the current situation is unsustainable.https://t.co/rkfrHcgKUp#strikes pic.twitter.com/3jFoYwgXVe

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Chinese (Mandarin)

A-level Chinese (Mandarin) Edexcel

Aims

The course will enable the students to

  • develop an advanced level knowledge and understanding of the Chinese language.
  • develop an advanced level knowledge of the culture of China and other Chinese-Speaking countries.
  • develop practical and valuable language and transferable study skills.

Themes:

Theme 1

The changes of the modern Chinese speaking communities

Theme 2

Chinese culture

Family

The structure of family and generation gap. Family plan and aging population.

Education and job

Traditions

Festivals(Spring Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival and Qingming Festival) and customs

Cultural activities

File, TV programme, music and literature.

Theme 3

The changes in Chinese society

Theme 4

The impact of the Open and Reform policy to China in 1978

Communication and technology

Internet and social media

Economy and environment

Economy development, Environmental issues.

Transformation

Gap of wealth, metropolitans, city immigrant

The relationship between China and Britain

Trade, Culture communication, Education communication.

Assessment:

Paper

Content

Assessment overview

Paper 1

Listening, reading and translation.

 

40% of the qualification

Vocabulary and structures across all the 4 themes.

Student will comprehend spoken and written material and translate from Chinese into English.

Listening: Listen to spoken passages covering different registers and types, including authentic materials.

Reading: comprehend texts containing both factual and abstract content with authentic or adapted authentic materials.

Translation: content will be one of the 4 themes.

Paper 2

Written response to works and translations.

 

30% of the qualification

 

Translate a previously unseen passage from English into Chinese.

 

Develop a detailed understanding and appreciation of the literature and(film) studies.

Present viewpoints, develop arguments, persuade and analyse and evaluate in writing.

Translation: translate from English into Chinese.

 

Written response to works: students must write an extended response to either two literatures or one literature and one film.

Paper 3

Speaking

21-23 minutes assessment time including 5 minutes’ preparation time.

 

30% of the qualification

 

Knowledge and understanding of the cultural context by giving ideas, examples and information on one of the themes.

The ability to analyse aspects of the cultural context by presenting and justifying valid arguments, viewpoints and conclusions.

The ability to respond to written language in speech.

Task 1 (discussion on a theme)

Content for this task will be based on any of the 8 subtopics.

 

Task 2 (Presentation and discussion on student’s independent research project)

The task is in two parts. Content for this task will be based on the subject of interest that students have chosen for their independent research project. It must relate to the cultural and social context of the Chinese speaking world.