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    Hey guys, ill be finishing my A2 exams in june and im planning to go to china for medicine in march 2017. ill be finishing my units for bio, chem, phy and maths in june 2016.
    ill be studying mandarin at this local institution. ill be getting a certificate saying that I have completed the course. however, i want to get an a level qualification for mandarin along with the course completion certificate.

    the issue is that edexcel only offers mandarin for gce at the moment. i cant wait for the june exam in 2017 because my uni intake is march. therefore, i need to do the exam in jan through ial. yet, mandarin is not offered through IAL as of now. i could do the exam through CIE but im not really sure of the procedure regarding cambridge. please help links will be appreciated as evidence for any suggestions.

    ALSO, since mandarin is the language with most speakers, why isnt it featured in TSR? it cant be only associated with the fact that china has the highest population right?

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    UPDATED. please refer my posts below. i appreciate any help
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    hey, I do Mandarin CIE iGCSE (got my oral next week actually )

    not really sure how that's helpful I just saw 'mandarin' and clicked hahaha

    You could try digging around on the CIE website to see what they offer in regards to applying for the exam externally, but if I were in your position I might try and get a tutor / get my school to enter me, rather than trying to do it all myself; also idk if you've done Chinese before, but even if you have, a tutor would teach you the exam technique etc

    lol sorry I'm a bit useless, good luck
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    (Original post by Milzime)
    hey, I do Mandarin CIE iGCSE (got my oral next week actually )

    not really sure how that's helpful I just saw 'mandarin' and clicked hahaha

    You could try digging around on the CIE website to see what they offer in regards to applying for the exam externally, but if I were in your position I might try and get a tutor / get my school to enter me, rather than trying to do it all myself; also idk if you've done Chinese before, but even if you have, a tutor would teach you the exam technique etc

    lol sorry I'm a bit useless, good luck
    No no, i actually have a question for you. can you do the a level mandarin exam for cie in jan?

    i left school two years before graduating due to personal reasons therefore, im a private candidate.
    i already found a tutor, but i want to get an a level qualification for mandarin. consequently, me learning mandarin will have more value ill keep searching the CIE site, but thank you for your reply ^^
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    (Original post by therecovery)
    No no, i actually have a question for you. can you do the a level mandarin exam for cie in jan?

    i left school two years before graduating due to personal reasons therefore, im a private candidate.
    i already found a tutor, but i want to get an a level qualification for mandarin. consequently, me learning mandarin will have more value ill keep searching the CIE site, but thank you for your reply ^^
    hahah no problem

    agh I don't know: probably, as with other iGCSEs there's a January cycle as well as the May/June ones. Again, I am not sure, but it's worth a check hahah!

    Good luck bro :')
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    Alright. Does CIE 9715 include an A2 component whereas CIE 8681 have the AS component only?
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    CIE A2/AS Chinese is examined in november of each year, thus there is no may/june session. The biggest difference between AS and A2 is the literature component, whereas AS only has the language component.
 
 
 
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