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Excellent opportunities for academic and social interests in a supportive environment with high teaching standards, where diversity is celebrated.

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Where diversity is celebrated, not tolerated



Course entry requirements

Specification: Edexcel
Subject entry requirements: GCSE grade 7 or higher in Mandarin

Chinese is one of the big four global languages. 1.3 billion Chinese people speak it every day, but that’s just the population of the People’s Republic of China. There are Chinese communities in every large city and just about every university in the world as well as Chinese- speaking countries like Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan to explore. The opportunities for developing business links and friendships can be life changing.

The A Level course is a wide-ranging course and you will be challenged linguistically, intellectually and emotionally as you discover China’s journey to modernisation and deepen your understanding of how this fascinating language works. Your listening, reading and translation skills, conversational skills and
analysis of characters will all be given a regular work- out in small groups. You will understand more complex grammar in order to allow spontaneous and creative use of language to suit different purposes. Finally, you will review Chinese films and literature, developing your ability to appreciate and critique these art forms.

Where will this course lead to?

Mandarin Chinese can open doors; it may help you get the inside track during a business deal, socialise with fellow students or colleagues or convince GCHQ or the Civil Service to teach you more languages, perhaps even send you around the world!

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