The Mandarin Excellence Programme provides a fantastic framework for your school to support students in working towards a high level of fluency in Mandarin.
The programme supports and recognises each school’s different circumstances, and as such schools will apply different delivery models to ultimately meet all of the programme requirements. This section of the website provides information to help you decide how the programme can be delivered effectively.
Mandarin Excellence Programme teaching would preferably be delivered by Mandarin teachers with qualified teacher status. If teachers do not have a PGCE they would need to have significant experience of regularly and recently teaching Chinese at KS3 and KS4, with class sizes similar to those required for the programme (20 – 30 students).