School Vision

Chinese Lessons

Curriculum

Our Achievements


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Exam Information and Links

Reports

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Our supplementary school is conducted by experienced Chinese teachers who are specialised in teaching young children.  Teachers with an extensive experience with children who understand how to motivate them and get the best out of them in terms of their learning experience.

Our lesson is aiming for functional day to day use of the Chinese language, rather than the traditional and formal way of learning Chinese, so our children could join the learning journey through fun and relax atmosphere.


In the past 10 years we have been monitoring our teachers to combine both the Chinese and British education systems in order to overcome the difficulties of Chinese language learning.  We use Pinyin, ICT, set of school projects and AQA Key stage 1, 2 and 3 exam system and keeping track record of learning for each child.

Chinese culture places a high value on Academics and passing exams, we are therefore committed to high standards and remaining a registered examination centre for GCSE's. 95% of our pupils sitting GCSE's gain an A* grade and, we are particularly proud that one of our pupils achieved his qualification aged 10.

TRADITION

We wish to hold traditional values. We shall insist that pupils work as hard as possible and to the best of their ability. The staff will see the need to develop not only the academic skills needed for the future and to attain best possible examination grades, but also personal and social skills and moral values needed to become responsible members of the community.

School Vision

Mandarin is one of the world's fastest growing languages. The UK is increasing its business, educational and cultural links with China. Manchester is strengthening its relationship with China with a growing Chinese population, trade, flights and exchanges with China. Giving students, whether from a Chinese background or not, Mandarin language skills and an understanding of Chinese culture will be an enormous advantage for their future.

Chinese languages are not being part of the national curriculum in the UK therefore they are not taught in local schools. However they are frequently used within Shopping Centres, Hotels and in business and tourism sectors which are areas we seek to help our students gain employment as well as within the education sector.

Life learning is our biggest vision from teachers to parents and young children to teenagers. We offer different learning paths to suit individual needs such as classroom assistant, cleaning or administration/management work.  This will make all of us feel part of this community school and prepare us for the best employment.  

When teenage children finished their GCSE or GCE they can stay in our school for voluntary work which could shape their language skills by working with children and gain good working experience for their personal profile and CV. We have an open door policy to welcome everyone to join us. We are very proud of our achievements.

Chinese Lessons

Timetable


Our Supplementary school setting is informal and relaxing, the class is small from 6-15 children and it is for 2 hours a week over 36 weeks a year. This will allow your children to have other outside school activities along with the Chinese school.  

Saturday 10:00 to 12:00 or 12:15 to 14:15

Sunday 10:00 to 12:00 or 12:15 to 14:15

Learner Advantages


Children will have a strong advantage when they start their Chinese school journey.  You will give them the chance of becoming bilingual in the future.  These children can then easily adapt worldwide; specially with Chinese language skills.  This will open up your children prospects on the international job market.

How to Book Your Lessons


We offer two free trial lessons and then you will meet your assigned teacher, who can analyse your child's level and clarify his/her personal development needs.  After the Free Lesson if you wish to join our lessons, just Contact Us. After we register and set up payment our school fee is non-refundable, but we could swap time to suit you or keep credit on your account for other activities.  

Curriculum

Pupils learn Chinese culture and cultural elements through learning about celebrations and festivals, a wide range of reading materials that covers geographical, mathematic, historical and societal, and interactions with Chinese teachers, adults and Chinese communities. Teaching should ensure that 'speaking and listening', 'reading' and 'writing' are integrated.

Key Stage 1

In Chinese, during Key Stage 1 pupils learn to understand how alphabets are pronounced in pinyin and can articulate words with precise tones. They understand expressions and phrases in different conversational contexts and can respond properly. They begin to read and understand grammatical structures and sentence construction, and can adapt sentences for their speaking and composition. They are taught the strokes and radicals of Chinese characters and can read and write them correctly.


Year

Enter

Number of pupils

2011-12

Attended Chinese Language course  

227


GCSE Exam  

28


GCE A Level Exam  

28


GCSE Maths  

18


Help mainstream school to enter Chinese GCSE Exam

6 schools

2012-13

Attended Chinese Language course

245


GCSE Exam  

28


GCE A Level Exam

26


Help mainstream school to enter Chinese GCSE Exam

4 schools

2013-14

Attended Chinese Language course  

261


GCSE Exam  

28


GCE A Level Exam  

26


Help mainstream school to enter Chinese GCSE Exam

5 schools

2014-15

Attended Chinese Language course  

272


Entered GCSE Exam  

35


Entered GCE A Level Exam

21


Help Mainstream school to enter Chinese GCSE Exam

7 schools  


Entered AQA Key Stage 1-2 Chinese Language  

45


Entered AQA FCSE Key Stage 3 Chinese Language

15

Chinese Language Classes 2011-15

Our Achievements

School Awards

Bronze Award in the Quality Framework for Supplementary Schools 2011

Award winner of British Academy Schools of Language Award 2012

Award winner of UK Chinese Teacher 2013

Award winner of International Chinese Youth writing completion 2013

Gold Award in the Quality Framework for Supplementary Schools 2013

Award winner of International Chinese Youth writing completion 2015

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We are registered as a supplementary school with Manchester council children’s services and have achieved the gold award quality framework for supplementary schools.


We are also registered with The Joint qualification council: AQA and Edexcel examination centre for GCSEs, a member of The Federation of Chinese Schools, Manchester Supplementary schools network (MSSN),   Royal Society for Public Health exam Centre, National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education (NRCSE), and UK APCE (英中教促会).

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Exam information and Links

Chinese GCSE exam [link]


http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/chinese-2009.html


Exam timetable [external download]


http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/Support/Examination-timetables/7736-GCSE-June-2016-final.pdf


Reports

National Resource Centre for Supplymentary Education 2015


http://www.supplementaryeducation.org.uk/two-research-studies-published-today/


The Institute for Public Policy Research 2015 PDF (~0.45MB)


UK Federation of Chinese Schools 2014-2015 PDF (~1.75MB)


Alcantara Communications 2014 PDF (~2.1MB)


Manchester City Council 2013 PDF (~0.3MB)


Manchester City Council 2011 PDF (~0.45MB)


GCSE exam timetable

Subject

Unit Title

Unti number

Fate

Time

Duration

Chinese

Chinese Unit 1: 1F Listening And Understanding (Foundation)

5CN01

24-May-2016

AM

0h 35m

Chinese

Chinese Unit 1: 1H Listening And Understanding (Higher)

5CN01

24-May-2016

AM

0h 40m

Chinese

Chinese Unit 3: 3F Reading And Understanding (Foundation)

5CN03

24-May-2016

AM

0h 45m

Chinese

Chinese Unit 3: 3H Reading And Understanding (Higher)

5CN03

24-May-2016

AM

0h 50m

GCE exam timetable

Subject

Unit Title

Unit Number

Date

Time

Duration

Chinese

Chinese Unit 1:  Speaking exam

6CN01

Advise BY MCC


5-6 min

Chinese

Chinese Unit 2: Understanding And Written Response In Chinese

6CN02

23 May 2016

PM

2h 30m

Chinese

Chinese Unit 3: Research, Understanding And Written Response In Chinese

6CN03

17-Jun-2016

PM

2h 45m

Latest Information

SCHOOL SCHEDULE PLANNER 16-17  click here to download(~0.936MB)

MCCLeafletSeptember2017.pdf click here to download (~5.865MB)

application from 2017.docx click here to download (~0.197MB)

application from 2017.pdf click here to download(~0.329MB)

2016-17

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