The S2 Mandarin course is currently being developed to take into account the principles of a Curriculum for Excellence. As is the case with the S1 course, Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing are embedded into the S2 course. This enables teachers to ensure that the standards and expectations laid out in a Curriculum for Excellence are rigorously applied.


Pupils continue to develop confidence in the skills of reading, listening, talking and writing.


Pupils learn sentence structures peculiar to Chinese along with developing their Chinese vocabulary. The course is divided up into three main Themes:

Theme 4 – Healthy living

Theme 5 – Travel

Theme 6: Home town

By the end of S2, pupils will have achieved all level 2 and level 3 Modern Languages Experiences and Outcomes. These experiences and outcomes can be accessed by clicking on the following link: http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/Images/modern_languages_experiences_outcomes_tcm4-539713.pdf


During the course of S1 and S2, pupils will keep a “passport”, which holds all of their writing assessments and marks for all reading, listening, talking and writing tests completed. As well as the teacher commenting on pupils’ performance in tests, pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning by assessing their own work and that of their peers. It is hoped that this will enable them to become successful learners and help them to prepare for their next steps and targets.