Chinese Proficiency Tests

If you would like to practice or take Chinese proficiency tests, please use the links below to view more information regarding the HSK and YCT tests.

HSK Testing

HSK test includes listening, reading and/or writing, open to all ages of non-native Chinese speakers. 

HSKK is an oral speaking test, open to all ages of non-native Chinese speakers.

Test dates are generally in December, March and June (paper-based), while dates are flexible during February-May (internet-based). 

HSK classes: held on Wednesday evenings, which is FREE to attend if you register the test with us.


YCT Testing

YCT test includes listening, reading and/or writing, open to all non-native Primary and Secondary Pupils. 

YCT Speaking test is an oral test, open to all non-native Primary and Secondary Pupils. 

Test dates are generally in November, February and May (paper-based), while internet-based test can be held at almost any time.


GCSE Chinese Test

The Preparation Class for GCSE Mandarin Test 2018 is taking place at the Star Mandarin School, on Saturday afternoons. 

Open to secondary school children, who have already achieved the level of GCSE, equivalent to at least Grade C. 

The Class is to go over the exam syllabus, polish the exam skills and aimed to achieve better exam results. The individual child must have already at the GCSE level.

The GCSE class cannot replace the systematic Mandarin study. The children are strongly advised to continue taking the normal study of "Zhong Wen", "Jin Bu", or "Happy Chinese", along with the GCSE class. 

GCSE exam 2018 will use the current test syllabus.

From 2019, the new test syllabus will come into force. 

Please note: We are not Edexcel or AQA test centre, therefore will not be able to enroll you for GCSE Chinese exam. Our students go back to their English mainstream schools for the registration. In addition, Silverdale School accepts external candidates. 


A-Level Chinese Test

The Preparation Class for GCE (A-Level) Mandarin Test 2018 is taking place at the Star Mandarin School, on Saturday afternoons.

Open to secondary school children, who have already achieved the level of GCE, equivalent to at least Grade C.

The Class is to go over the exam syllabus, polish the exam skills and aimed to achieve a higher exam results. The individual child must have already at the GCE level.

GCE exam 2018 will use the current test syllabus for both AS and A2 exams. You must take AS and A2 together if you have not taken AS yet, in 2018.

From 2019, the new test syllabus will come into force.

Please note: We are not Edexcel or AQA test centre, therefore will not be able to enroll you for GCSE Chinese exam. Our students go back to their English mainstream schools for the registration. In addition, Silverdale School accepts external candidates.


For more information, please email: confucius@sheffield.ac.uk