KS4 option - Mandarin (Chinese)
Subject Lead: Mrs Cui
In Key stage 4, students will have the chance to work towards gaining a GCSE in the subject or a FCSE qualification. Also enjoy learning its culture and people.
The GCSE course covers all four languages skills: listening, Speaking, Reading and writing tasks. At the end of the course an exam is taken.
The FCSE qualification provides a qualification for students who may not achieve a GCSE; Its can be studied as a Full course or a Short course. The Full course covers all four languages skills, The Short course can be studied as in Spoken Language (Listening and Speaking) or Written Language (Reading and Writing). Students take assessments when a topic has been covered, at different stages in the course. FCSE is 100% internally assessed by the centre and externally moderated by AQA
Both courses help students develop communication skills and giving pupils tools to make direct and personal contact with other people and their cultures.