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 February 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 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Monday to
Thursday during either week of the spring half term. 
18th – 21st February 2019

Monday

  • Vocabulary revision by themes (reading focus) 
    We start the week by revising high frequency vocabulary for various reading comprehension questions.
  • What can we expect from the reading exam? (assessment criteria focus and Chinese to English translation)
    Not knowing what to expect on a paper frequently leads to students dropping easy marks. We will look in detail at past and specimen papers and how they are marked to ensure that students are fully prepared for the reading exam including the new Chinese into English translation task.

Tuesday

  • Vocabulary revision by themes (listening focus)
    We continue by revising high frequency vocabulary for various listening comprehension questions. 
  • What can we expect from the listening exam? (assessment criteria focus and picking out key words)
    Not knowing what to expect on a paper frequently leads to students dropping easy marks. We will look in detail at past and specimen papers and how they are marked to ensure that students are fully prepared for the listening exam including any relevant strategies for sitting listening exams.

Wednesday

  • Vocabulary revision by themes (writing focus)

    We will look at how to best use your time to ensure that you have a good vocabulary bank of characters that can be manipulated for different questions.

  • What can we expect from the writing exam? (assessment criteria focus and English to Chinese translation)
    Not knowing what to expect on a paper frequently leads to students dropping easy marks. We will look in detail at past and specimen papers and how they are marked to ensure that students are fully prepared for the writing exam including the new English into Chinese translation task.

Thursday

  • Vocabulary revision by themes (speaking focus)

    We will look at different strategies to ensure that you know enough grammatical structures to achieve top marks.

  • What can we expect from the speaking exam? (assessment criteria focus and using preparation time)

    Not knowing what to expect on a paper frequently leads to students dropping easy marks. We will look in detail at past and specimen papers and how they are marked to ensure that students are fully prepared for the speaking exam and can use their preparation time before the exam to the fullest.

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