1 May 2020

COVID-19 ISEB Update
June 2020 Mandarin assessments

Although the initial registration period closes on 1 May, any school wishing to register candidates for Mandarin assessment after 1 May should contact ISEB so that a ‘late pass’ can be issued.

Late registrations can be accepted up to 24 May 2020.

If pupils return to school during June, either/both of the Level 1 and Level 2 assessments can be taken as normal within the school, albeit possibly later in the month.

If pupils do not return to school before the end of June, ISEB advises that;

  • The Level 1 Reading/Writing & Listening papers are all online papers which can be taken at home. Dragons Teaching will liaise with schools to enable them to provide pupils with the necessary login details as well as a link to the audio file.
  • Unfortunately, the full set of Level 2 papers cannot practicably be taken at home. (In this eventuality, ISEB will not invoice any candidates registered for the Level 2 assessment.)

No cancellation charges will be applied for Mandarin registrations for June 2020.


If you have any questions, please email