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An Aberconwy First

26 June 2019

Year 12 student April Ehlke-West recently sat the HSK Chinese proficiency test Level 1. One of Ysgol Aberconwy’s most advanced students in Mandarin Chinese, April was awarded full marks - 100/100 which is a superb achievement.

China’s Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, known as the “HSK” or the Chinese Proficiency Test, is a standardized test developed by the HSK Test Centre at Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU). It is meant to assess the Chinese language proficiency of non-native speakers and provides a global standard that can be used in university admissions and job applications.

The first student from Ysgol Aberconwy to sit the HSK test, April travelled to Manchester University in March to take her exam. April’s attainment is made still more special because she learns Mandarin in her spare time in addition to studying full-time for her A-levels. We are very proud of her success. Zhùhè April!