Assessment Specifications

Level 3 Chinese 2021

General information

Domain

Chinese

Method of assessment

Written examination

Standards

91533  91536

Information relating to both achievement standards

Instructions and questions will be in English.

Words in the texts that are not in the NCEA Level 3 Chinese Appendix for external assessment (PDF, 308KB) will be glossed only if they are essential to understand the texts and answer the questions. Candidates at Level 3 may be expected to make informed guesses about unfamiliar words using context and prior knowledge.

Texts will relate to concrete and abstract matters of social interest that may develop a line of argument.

The assessment will be available to candidates in paper or digital format. Further information about digital external assessments can be found on the Digital Assessment: NCEA Online page. 

Specific information for individual achievement standards

Standard

91533

Title

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken Chinese texts

Version

2

Number of credits

5

Candidates will listen and respond to recordings of 3 spoken texts, which they will hear as a whole and twice in sections, with a pause after each section.

As candidates listen, they may make notes in the listening notes boxes provided. Before each spoken text begins, they will have 30 seconds per question to preview the questions. At the end of each text, they will have time to review their notes and answers. The total duration of the recordings will be up to 45 minutes.


Standard

91536

Title

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and / or visual Chinese texts

Version

1

Number of credits

5

Candidates will read and respond to 3 written texts representative of different text types.


Chinese subject page

Examination timetable

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