Qualification:    GCSE  Chinese, following the old specification

Exam Board:      AQA

Exam Website:


Exam Dates:

4 Controlled assessments + 2 Exams.

Controlled Assessment

Unit 4: Writing      Controlled Assessment – 30%
(internally assessed)


Writing 1: Oct. 2017

Writing 2: Nov. 2017

Unit 3: Speaking   Controlled Assessment – 30%

(internally assessed)

Speaking 1 Dec. 2017

Speaking 2 Jan. 2017


Unit 1: Listening  Examination – 20% : Monday 21st May 2018 (AM)

Listening Foundation – 30+5 minutes

Listening Higher – 40+5  minutes:

Unit 2: Reading  Examination – 20% Monday 4th June (PM)

Foundation Tier: 30 minutes

Higher Tier: 50 minutes



AQA website for specification, vocabulary, past paper and marking schemes  

Useful language revision websites.   and with the link!!!!

Excellent apps to download for revision on the go:



Useful referencing tools:


Revision Sessions: Lunch tutorials twice a week

Every Tuesday and Thursday lunch tutorials :  12:15-1:00pm in Room A2A, A6 or A1

At the moment we are focusing on controlled assessment for writing and speaking although this will support the four key skill areas and look at how to successfully approach exam style questions.

Teacher Revision: Your language teacher will also let you know when they want you to attend specific revision sessions before school or at lunch.