CIE IGCSE or above
IB Chinese B ab initio or above
HSK 5 or above
In this Core Course, the Prescribed literary texts and films (first exam 2018) are explained in detail in this course.
The full literary texts are given in two parts:
Reading Mode: the text with back ground music. You can pause video to read, the school teacher can use this part as textbook, they can give their own explanations.
Appendix 2: Prescribed literary texts and films
For Paper 2, students are required to study one work from the list below. This can be either one literary text or one film.
《一只叫凤的鸽子》（作者 曹文轩), 2014 (short story)
20200701 PR 城南旧事 之 1 惠安馆 2 爸爸的花儿落了 – Edexcel GCE A Level and AS (8CN02) (9CN02)
《故乡》（作者 鲁迅), 1921 (novel) (9CN02 A Level only) 呐喊 （全集）
《请投我一票》（导演 陈为军), 2007
《天水围的日与夜》(导演 许鞍华), 2008
《十七岁的单车》（导演 王小帅), 2001 (9CN02 A Level only)
Paper 2: Written response to works and translation (**Paper code: 8CN0/02)
Written examination:1 hour and 40 minutes
30% of the qualification
This paper requires students to translate a previously unseen passage from English into Chinese.
This paper also draws on the study of one discrete Chinese work: either one literary text or one film. The work must be taken from the list provided in Appendix 2: Prescribed literary texts and films. The literary texts listed include novels and short stories. Each film is feature-length.
This paper includes a translation exercise and an extended response on either one literary text or one film listed in Appendix 2: Prescribed literary texts and films.
Students are not permitted access to a dictionary or any documentation relating to the works during the examination.
Students complete Section A and one question from either Section B or Section C.
Section A: Translation (20 marks)
Students translate an unseen passage from English into Chinese.
Section B: Written response to works (literary texts) (40 marks)
Students select one question for their chosen literary text. If a student answers a question in this section then they do not complete Section C.
Section C: Written response to works (films) (40 marks)
Students select one question for their chosen film. If a student answers a question in this section then they do not complete Section B.
Who this course is for:
who is taking Edexcel GCE Advanced Level Chinese
who is taking IB Chinese B ab initio or above
who is taking HSK 5 or above