GCSE Mandarin

“The global centre of gravity is shifting eastwards to economic powerhouses such as China. We must raise our game. The shortage of Mandarin speakers is part of the problem. I don’t want young British people to get left behind”
– Times 2014

We run GCSE Chinese courses in London throughout the academic year and we follow the school term. Our courses are designed for Year 7 – Year 11 students who wish to take extra Mandarin tuition outside school. We prepare our students for their upcoming GCSE Chinese exams with both regular and intensive courses. We also provide one-on-one tuition on students’ writing and speaking topics before their exams.

Last year, we achieved a 100% rate for A and A* students.

Course Information

Target Students Time Content Price
Intensive GCSE Preparation Y10 – Y11 Weekdays
5.30pm – 7pm
Revision of textbooks;
Edexcel GCSE Mandarin Grammar List;
Edexcel GCSS Mandarin Vocabulary List;
Past exam papers on Listening (Higher Tier);
Past exam papers on Reading (Higher Tier);
One-on-one tuition on Writing and Speaking;
2 Mock Exams;
Homework & self-studying
£390/10 weeks

*Gift voucher of £85 for 1-on-1 clinic with our Language Consultant by appointment;
Regular GCSE Course Y7 – Y9 Saturday & Sunday Jinbu 1 Textbook;
Jinbu 1 Workbook;
Jinbu 2 Textbook;
Jinbu 2 Workbook;
Past exam papers on Edexcel GCSE Mandarin Listening (Foundation Tier);
Past exam papers on Edexcel GCSE Mandarin Reading (Foundation Tier);
One-on-one tutoring on Speaking and Writing;
Past exam papers on Listening (Higher Tier);
Past exam papers on Reading (Higher Tier);
Homework & self-studying
£390/10 weeks

*Gift voucher of £85 for 1-on-1 clinic with our Language Consultant by appointment;

We also run courses for students whose schools do not provide Mandarin courses but who still wish to take Mandarin as one of their GCSE subjects. We strictly follow the Edexcel GCSE Chinese Specification. We suggest students should start a Mandarin course in Year 7 or Year 8 to get ready for the GCSE Chinese exam in Year 10 and Year 11.

Please note that the materials we use are targeted at GCSE Chinese Higher Tier. All materials we use will be in Simplified Chinese.

Please contact us to sign up for our courses. We will need to arrange an assessment session to find you the right class.

Work Experience

We offer work opportunities for our top GCSE Chinese students. Here at the Academy we are in a unique position as leaders of Mandarin training, as well as an international organisation where you learn together with many inquisitive minds from various cultures. Work experience is open to students in Y10 and Y11. We offer intern positions including teaching assistant for Business Mandarin teachers, ICT trainee, event organizer, marketing assistant, Academy’s secretary etc.