This course covers inspiring themes, which cover popular and familiar aspects of the Chinese-speaking world. This includes studying popular literary texts and films, including contemporary and classic titles.
You will be rewarded for demonstrating creativity, with assessments designed to promote the use of spontaneity and grammar, with plenty of opportunities to use language independently.
You'll be encouraged to develop your own ideas and to use language skills to persuade, analyse and critique - in both writing and speaking.
The course covers four themes, studied alongside either two literary texts or one text and one film.
The course is assessed through two externally-examined papers and a teacher-assessed speaking assessment.
- Paper 1 - Listening, reading and translation - 2-hour written examination, 40% of the total mark
- Paper 2 - Written response to works and translation - 2-hours 40 minutes written examination, 30% of the total mark
- Paper 3 - Speaking assessment - 21-23 minutes, 30% of the total mark