Department Contacts

Mandarin Excellence Programme

Already a designated 'Confucius Classroom', APS has now been selected for the Mandarin Excellence Programme.

The DfE's Mandarin Excellence Programme (MEP) is being delivered by UCL IoE Confucius Institute in partnership with the British Council.  The purpose of the programme is to deliver a minimum of 5,000 speakers of Mandarin on their way to a high level of fluency by 2020.

The programme implements a rigorous programme of study for pupils, starting from Year 7, and will require intensive learning from participating students.  This will include the studying of Mandarin for eight hours a week, made up of a combination of teacher-taught classroom lessons, after-school teaching, self-study and intensive language courses in the UK and China.

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Do you speak a world language at home?

Let your language take you places!

If you speak a world language at home and you are able to read and write in that language, you might be eligible to sit a GCSE or an A Level exam in that language.

For more information, and to collect an application form, please contact Ms. Manzone in room 209 (Languages Department) Wednesdays to Fridays.

Please complete the linked mini-questionnaire to be considered for 2016-2017 examintions or to receive further information.

Link to questionnaire
Download the application form

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