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Chines Pre U
We are very pleased to announce the addition of the Chinese Pre-U course to our list of subjects available to study in the Sixth Form from September 2017.
The Cambridge Pre-U course is a very highly regarded 'pre-university' course for students, which builds on GCSE Chinese to develop students skills in all areas of the language. There is a major emphasis on speaking Chinese, but the course also includes a significant cultural topic which is likely to be based on Chinese History or Economics. A core vocabulary list underpins the syllabus. Questions on listening and reading passages are written and answered in English. Students will also study some Chinese literature and will need to analyse it in context and write an essay in English about this topic in the examination. Pre-U courses are regarded as comparable to A level courses in most aspects though the grading system allows the best students to achieve a distinction grade that is deemed to be above an A* grade at A level.
The study of Chinese is an excellent option for students who can see themselves one day working in a global context as the language is regarded as a very valuable skill in many careers such as business, politics, finance, the law and education.
Many Trinity students have gone on to study Chinese at university in recent years, either as a main subject or as a combined course with a variety of other subjects. This Sixth Form course will now help students to prepare for such courses more effectively.