Chinese Language AS - 8681



This subject is equivalent to a subject on the ‘approved list’ for University Entrance.

Recommended Background:

Students should have successfully completed IGCSE Chinese or similar. Students who have not completed IGCSE Chinese must apply to the Head of Faculty.

Course Description:

This course covers reading and writing and essay writing. All textual material used in the examination will be drawn from a wide range of topical areas with reference to countries/communities where Chinese is spoken. This course provides a sound foundation for NZQA Scholarship Chinese examinations. The five essay writing topics for examination in 2019 are:


  • Generation gap
  • Health and fitness
  • Education
  • Technological innovation
  • Conservation


Component 2 Reading & Writing External Compulsory Weighting: 70%
Component 3 Essay External Compulsory Weighting: 30%