Overview of the course

Learning Mandarin offers many benefits for personal and professional growth and is spoken by 873,000 million people in China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, the Philippines and Mongolia.

Crickhowell High School is a Confucius Classroom and provides learners with an opportunity to learn Chinese from scratch and to prepare for the internationally recognised Chinese proficiency tests (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi - HSK). Sixth form learners have the opportunity to study the HSK at levels 1, 2 and 3.

The school hosts regular tea ceremonies and has invited Chinese artists, calligraphers, musicians and scientists into school to work with sixth form pupils.


Outside China, the largest benefit of having an HSK qualification is that it gives an immediate indication of your level of Mandarin and proves you have made significant progression. It also looks good on applications for scholarships and university places.

An HSK qualification serves as excellent proof of a student’s existing Chinese level if you are applying to study in China. Some universities offer tiered entry into language studies, meaning a student may a place at a higher level.

Key info

Most courses are two years long unless otherwise stated.

  QiW Code: C00/1183/4

  Language: En

  Qualification: A Level

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