Certificate Exams Preparation

This is for people who require a language certificate to enhance their CV for professional purposes, or as a step onto the next level of their education. Theses courses are designed to gain the highest marks in your target exams (A-levels, Pre U, IB, HSKs, or university exam). We help some local schools conduct speaking part of exams.

It covers all elements required or desired exam boards syllabus and Beginners, Intermediate, or Advanced language program, dependent on your starting points and full elements of Intercultural Workshops.

For Chinese language exams, you need to have solid foundation of Pinyin (sound make up) and written (Chinese characters) and writing orders. Good understanding of language formation (grammars) and vocabularies. In addition, understand Chinese culture in some degree, base on outline requirements of each exam boards syllabus.

Main objectives are to enable students to develop:

  • an understanding of Chinese in a variety of contexts
  • a knowledge of Chinese vocabulary and structures
  • transferable language learning skills
  • the ability to communicate effectively in Chinese
  • awareness and understanding of countries and communities where Chinese is spoken.
GCSE and iGCSE Chinese Exams
GCSE and iGCSE ChineseEdexcel GCSE, AQA GCSE, Edexcel iGCSE, The Cambridge iGCSE Second Language Chinese, The Cambridge iGCSE First Language Chinese
ClassOne-to-one or small group
Start DateAny time
Lesson Structure1 hour session, 1-3 per sessions per week
LocationOur office or yours

The GCSE combines controlled assessment of speaking and writing skills with Foundation or Higher tier external assessments for the listening and reading skills. You can take the exam both in Mandarin or Cantonese, simplified or traditional Chinese character writing. The assessment is based on the following skills:

  • Listening and understanding in Chinese
  • Speaking in Chinese
  • Reading and understanding in Chinese
  • Reading in Chinese

Possible related content:

  • Media and culture: Music, film, reading; Fashion, celebrities, religion; Blogs, internet
  • Sport and leisure: Hobbies/interests, Sporting events, Lifestyle choices
  • Travel and tourism: Holidays, Accommodation, Eating, food, drink
  • Business, work and employment: Work experience, part-time jobs
  • Centre-based option.

Exams boards and Exams:

  • The Edexcel GCSE offers Full course and Short Course in Chinese. It combines controlled assessment of speaking and writing skills with Foundation or Higher tier external assessments for the listening and reading skills. This is a good choice of exam, as it offers greater flexibility for you further progress to GCE AS and A level or other advanced level qualifications, even if you are unsure how long you can keep up your study.
  • The Edexcel iGCSE is a single-tier papers, 100% examination format via three Edexcel-marked units. If you have been learning Chinese for sometime, and wish to progress to any other advanced level qualifications, then this exam is for you. Some native Chinese speakers often opt to take the exam.
  • The AQA GCSE exam offers tiered on Listening and Reading for either Foundation or Higher, Speaking and Writing are untiered. Otherwise it is similar as Edexcel.
  • The Cambridge IGCSE First Language Chinese syllabus is designed for learners whose first language is Chinese. Some native Chinese speakers often opt to take the exam.
  • Cambridge IGCSE Chinese as a Second Language is designed for learners who already have a working knowledge of Chinese and want to develop their understanding to progress their education or career.

If you have a natural aptitude for languages and you can commit time for at lest 3 sessions a week, it is achievable within a year for a total beginner; or about 2 sessions a week within two years.