A pupil came to me today - "Miss, I want to do Chinese GCSE next year - is that possible?" (she is from a Chinese family). We have had a few pupils in the past who have done a GCSE in a minority language in the past....and the most difficult part has been finding a native speaker to do the Speaking exam. However, under the new system, we would need to do 2 controlled assessments for writing and 2 for speaking....and then find someone who can not only conduct the speaking test but also "moderate" the CAs and mark the speakings. We can get hold of native speakers fairly easily, but know of no-one with an AQA-marking type of background - and the native speaker would need to devise the tasks too..... Has anyone any ideas on what we can do? As far as I know, there are no schools in our area delivering Mandarin.