Final Year GCSE Study Centre

With the UK’s Specialist

Get exam ready!

Suitable for students sitting both Edexcel and AQA GCSE Chinese in 2019. Our October half term study centre ensures that students know what to expect in each of the four exams and develops skills to enable them to achieve the grades that they are capable of. We focus particularly on speaking and listening skills, as these can be the most difficult for students to prepare on their own.

Lessons are each morning from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, Monday to
Friday during either week of the autumn half term. 
Week 1: 22nd – 26th October (15 hours)
or
Week 2: 29th October – 2nd November (15 hours)

Monday

  • Getting to know your peers and teachers in Chinese! (speaking and listening focus)
    We start the week by revising important self introduction phrases and vocabulary, as well as looking at how to manipulate high level sentence structures which are crucial to impressing when using basic vocabulary.
  • What can we expect from the four exams? (assessment criteria focus)
    Not knowing what to expect on a paper frequently leads to students dropping easy marks. We will look in detail at past papers and how they are marked to ensure that students are fully prepared for assessment in all four skills.

Tuesday

  • How to excel in the role play section of the exam. (speaking exam focus)
    We take an in-depth look at the role play section of the speaking exam to explain how students can best prepare to answer unseen questions, what they can learn from the information they are given and how examiners will judge their performance.
  • GCSE Theme 1: Identity and Culture. (detailed thematic focus)
    This session will cover all of the crucial vocabulary, sentence patterns and grammar structures for this GCSE theme. We will focus on all four skills to enable students to produce fantastic and original answers in all of their exams.

Wednesday

  • Illuminating the photo card section of the exam. (speaking exam focus)
    We will teach students all about this brand new section of the speaking exam and explore specimen papers to ensure that all students are comfortable with the specialist vocabulary required to gain top marks.
  • GCSE Theme 2: Local, national and global areas of interest. (detailed thematic focus)
    This session will cover all of the crucial vocabulary, sentence patterns and grammar structures for this GCSE theme. We will focus on all four skills to enable students to produce fantastic and original answers in all of their exams.

Thursday

  • Building confidence for the general conversation section of the exam. (speaking exam focus)
    This section of the exam is worth the most marks and proves to be the most challenging for students. We will look in detail at how examiners award marks and what students can do in preparation for this challenging assessment.
  • GCSE Theme 3: Current and future study and employment. (detailed thematic focus)
    This session will cover all of the crucial vocabulary, sentence patterns and grammar structures for this GCSE theme. We will focus on all four skills to enable students to produce fantastic and original answers in all of their exams.

Friday

  • Organising and managing your time between now and the exam. (revision strategy focus)
    We will take a look at the best methods, timetables and resources to ensure that students can retain the crucial grammar and vocabulary from the GCSE course which will give them the greatest chance of achieving top marks in the summer.
  • Putting our newly acquired skills to the ultimate test! (speaking fluency focus)
    We will end the week with a series of challenging activities and games to stretch students’ linguistic skills as far as they can go! This final session will instill students with the confidence and motivation to produce their greatest spoken work yet.

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