Mandarin Plus offers Cambridge IGCSE in Singapore that is focused on the skills of reading, writing, listening and oral communication in Mandarin. Through learning with us, the students can achieve a thorough understanding of a wide range of registers, and styles and learn to communicate effectively in different situations. Our experienced teaching team in the IGCSE Chinese course provides students with the best possible preparation for the Cambridge program and qualifications.
This course is using syllabus of the Cambridge IGCSE Chinese test system. It was customized for native or non-Chinese speakers to well prepare for their school exams and IGCSE international tests. The learning content and paces are scientific and easy to grab.
Why Take the Chinese Programme
Under IGCSE in Singapore?
IGCSE in Singapore is a recognised educational curriculum that offers various subjects including the Chinese Language. Thus, there are various schools following IGCSE in Singapore that are offering IGCSE Chinese courses. This course is meant for students whose first language is Mandarin. The syllabus for this course is specifically designed to enhance the students’ skills in both oral and written communication using the Chinese language.
As a Cambridge curriculum, you could expect the intricateness of IGCSE. From learning materials to instructions to the IGCSE Exam, you will find that the courses under this curriculum are meant to develop the learner’s overall capabilities.
Here at Mandarin Plus, the IGCSE Chinese course is being offered for native Mandarin speakers who wish to improve their skills in the Chinese language and eventually, pass the IGCSE Chinese language examination. Below are the main objectives of our IGCSE course and why you should take it:
- Develop the ability to communicate effectively using the target language
- Offer insights into the culture and society of countries where the language is spoken
- Develop awareness of the nature of language and language learning
- Encourage positive attitudes towards speakers of other languages and a sympathetic approach to other cultures and civilisations
- Provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation
- Develop transferable skills (e.g. analysis, memorising, drawing of inferences) to complement other areas of the curriculum
- Form a sound base of the skills, language and attitudes required for progression to work or further study, either in the target language or another subject area.
The subject content for the IGCSE Chinese course is organised around five broad Topic areas which provide contexts for the acquisition of vocabulary and the study of grammar and structures. Through the study of these topic areas, candidates gain insight into target language countries and communities.
Students aged 14-17 or those who are in their 10th to 11th grade can take IGCSE in Singapore. The IGCSE is a programme that is equivalent to that of the UK’s GCSE. It can be taken as a two year programme in Singapore.
|1||My school||My family||Cancelation of middle school general exam||Food and Drink Culture|
|2||To buy stationery||People who is influential to me||Join boarding school||“Dear Andreas” review|
|3||To buy gift||My dream||Benefit of school uniform||International school|
|4||My relativies||Travelling||Bad habits of youth||Supper|
|5||To do house work||Study tour||Be a social worker at village||Traditional values|
|6||To have a pet||Learning Chinese||Mid school student in love||Spring rolls|
|7||To celebrate birthday||Chinese dishes||Review “Gongfu Panda”||Living styles|
|8||Mid-autumn Festival||Food and health||Shut down social online platform||Inner and external beauty|
|9||Spring Festival||Festivals and cuisine||Electronic school bag||Stress of high school exam|
|10||To ask for direction||Modern technology||Urban and Rural area||Styles to relax|
|12||My summer holiday||Care for society||Life with low carbon consumption||Debate Club|
|13||Spring festival and Christmas||Online and paper books|
|14||Dining etiquette for Chinese cuisine.||Food waste|
|15||Globalised food culture||Domestic robots|
Group Class 2-4 Kids: FR $160/Month Per Pax
|Beginner||IGCSE2019A||2-4||Every Tuesday||5:30-6:30||Once a week|
|Intermediate||IGCSE2019B||2-4||Every Friday||5:30-6:30||Once a week|
|Intermediate||IGCSE2019C||2-4||Every Saturday||2-3||Once a week|
IGCSE Chinese As Second Language Exam
|Paper 1||Paper 2||Component 3|
IGCSE Chinese As Second Language Exam
Speaking Topics (2020-2022):
Young people and education
Education and career
A1.School and education
A2.Future career plans
Health and fitness
Communication & technology
B4.Sports and exercise
B5.Films and the media
New means of communication
C1. Urban and rural life
C3. Home town & surrounding areas
C6. Global warming
Life at home & in other countries
D1. Festivals and celebrations
D2. Customs and traditions
D3. Culinary diversity
IGCSE Chinese As Foreign Language Exam
approximately 35 minutes
Candidates listen to a number of recordings
and answer questions testing comprehension
1 hour 15 minutes
Candidates read a number of texts and answer questions testing comprehension
approximately 15 minutes
Candidates complete two role plays, a topic
presentation/conversation and a general conversation
Internally assessed/externally moderated
1 hour 15 minutes
Candidates respond in the target
IGCSE Chinese As Foreign Language Topics Area
Home life and school
Food, health and fitness
A1. Home life
A2. School routine
A3. Eating and drinking
A4. Health and fitness
Personal and social life
Self, family and personal
B1. Self, family, personal
B2. Everyday life
B3. Eating out
The world around us
Home town & local area
Natural and made environment
People, places and customs
C1. Home town and
C4. Public services, customs, etc.
C6. Finding the way
C7. Meeting & greeting phrases
C8. Travel and transport
C9. Famous sites & famous cities
The world of work
Careers and employment
D1. Further education and training
D2. Future career plans
The international world
Tourism at home and abroad
Life in other countries
E1.Holiday travel and transport (see also C8)
E2.Geographical surroundings (see also C1)
E3.Weather (see also C5)
E4.Places and customs
E5.Food and drink (see also A3)
E6.Meeting people (see also C7)
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can apply for IGCSE?
The IGCSE in Singapore is an examination that is designed for students aged 14-16 years old. However, anyone regardless of their age who wishes to apply for IGCSE is accepted.
What is the benefit of IGCSE?
The main benefit of taking IGCSE is that this curriculum highlights the importance of critical thinking, problem solving and personality development. It also aims to enhance the cognitive, social and analytical skills of the students.
How do I register for IGCSE Singapore?
Most schools offering IGCSE in Singapore have their registration process posted on their official websites. If they don’t, you may reach out to them and ask if the registration for the current school year is still open.
Where is IGCSE accepted and recognised?
IGCSE is recognised across the world. Many higher education institutions and employers consider IGCSE as a good academic achievement and a positive point to the student or applicant.
Is IGCSE a degree?
No, IGCSE is a curriculum that is being implemented in many countries including the United Kingdom, Singapore, USA, Nigeria, Pakistan, Malaysia and more.
What is next after IGCSE?
After the completion of IGCSE in their grade 10, students will continue their studies in grade 11 and 12 or what is called the A-level in the Cambridge educational curriculum.