Jump to content
Learn Chinese in China

  • Why you should look around

    Since 2003, Chinese-forums.com has been helping people learn Chinese faster and get to China sooner. Our members can recommend beginner textbooks, help you out with obscure classical vocabulary, and tell you where to get the best street food in Xi'an. And we're friendly about it too. 

    Have a look at what's going on, or search for something specific. We hope you'll join us. 

GCSE Chinese Papers

Recommended Posts


Does anyone know where I can order past exam papers for chinese? I'll be taking a GCSE in chinese in a few months but I've got no idea what the exam's gonna be like, so I need some mock papers to do. Preferably a GCSE paper, but any other equivalent level exam.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Site Sponsors:
Pleco for iPhone / Android iPhone & Android Chinese dictionary: camera & hand- writing input, flashcards, audio.
Study Chinese in Kunming 1-1 classes, qualified teachers and unique teaching methods in the Spring City.
Learn Chinese Characters Learn 2289 Chinese Characters in 90 Days with a Unique Flash Card System.
Hacking Chinese Tips and strategies for how to learn Chinese more efficiently
Popup Chinese Translator Understand Chinese inside any Windows application, website or PDF.
Chinese Grammar Wiki All Chinese grammar, organised by level, all in one place.


Assuming (ok, maybe a big assumption, but you did say GCSE) you're in the UK, just get in touch with the relevant exam board and ask for past papers. They'll charge for this, but it's not expensive. Or, if you're at school, just ask them.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

There is only one GCSE Chinese as far as I know, and the exam board is Edexcel. You can order stuff from their website here...


There are four papers to the exam, but 2 is the speaking test. Make sure you get the cassette to go with paper 1 (listening).

You can also download some stuff here, including the examiner's report - you will want this to go with the question papers since it includes the answers and the principal examiner's comments on how candidates did in the actual exam.


If you have any questions, just ask. I happen to work for them!


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

hi there, thanks for information online. are you still working for them?

when i register online to have access to MP3 secure contents, it says 'Please note, you cannot register online to access secure content on the website or the Edexcel Community. ..'

as parents to a student who is going to take GCSE Chinese in a month, is there any way i can register online? or i have to go through her Chinese school while i don't think the weekend school registered with edexcel...

look forward to your kind reply soon. many thanks

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I took the Edexcel GCSE Chinese in summer 2008. I was doing this as an adult,not attending any classes anywhere, and I had no problem getting the past papers from the Edexcel website - registering in my own name, etc. You pay, if I remember rightly, and then that lets you download them.

Check whether the candidate is entered for 3-skills or 4-skills - there are two options. I took the exam at a centre where they could not make provisions for the speaking test, so I only took the 3-skills option. You don't want to pay for materials for the speaking test if the candidate is only taking the 3-skills option.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and select your username and password later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Click here to reply. Select text to quote.

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...