Youth Chinese Test success at Anchorsholme Academy

Group photo of some pupils at Anchorsholme Academy

On the 18th March, year 5 and 6 pupils from Anchorsholme Academy took the Youth Chinese Test (YCT). Results show that there was a 95% pass rate overall, with a 100% pass rate from all of children that took the YCT level 1 test!

Well done to the pupils at Anchorsholme Academy for their fantastic achievement!

Anchorsholme Academy, based in Thornton-Cleveleys, is a Lancaster University Confucius Institute classroom, meaning that Mandarin is taught to all pupils at the school as part of the curriculum. There is also a team of Mandarin teachers based at the school.

Children attended YCT preparation sessions organised by the teaching team of Sammy Hau, Nora Qianzhen Jian and Chency Xiao Chen during breaks and lunchtimes.

'On behalf of the team, we would like to express our deep pride in the students who participated in the YCT exam. They are the true stars, with their unwavering determination and dedication to learning Mandarin. We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Lancaster Confucius Institute for making it possible for these children to enrich their education by learning a new language.

We would also like to give a special thanks to Mr. Dow, Mrs. Aimee Walch, all the class teachers, and the staff at Anchorsholme for their endless support of the Mandarin team. We are immensely grateful for the opportunity to teach Mandarin to the children, and we appreciate the warm welcome and friendship that we always receive from everyone at Anchorsholme.

May I also give a special ‘Thank you’ to the amazing Mandarin Team - Chency Xiao Chen and Nora Qianzhen Jian-for making it possible for the children to enjoy learning Mandarin, and for their unwavering dedication to supporting the student.’ – Sammy Hau

Lancaster University Confucius Institute would like to say a big thank you to the Mandarin teachers at Anchorsholme Academy for all their hard work in preparing the pupils to prepare for the YCT exams, and even giving up your own time to help and support the pupils.

Lancaster University Confucius Institute is an official test centre for Youth Chinese Tests (YCT). Lancaster University Confucius Institute hold weekly online YCT classes for children. To find out more about Chinese proficiency tests, please visit the Lancaster University Confucius Institute website:

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