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China Curriculum

China is in South Asia and provides 9 years of compulsory education for each student from Grade 1. The language of instruction in Mainland China is Putonghua (Mandarin), and the written language is simplified Chinese. The Chinese curriculum structure is currently based on the curriculum expectation published by the Ministry of Education, which was just revised in March 2022 and will be implemented in September 2022. Guided by the current curriculum expectation in use, most provinces are adopting Renjiao Edition textbooks, with the contents organized into units and lessons, and a heavy focus on content knowledge acquisition for high-stakes tests. The main assessment format is paper tests and exams. The Science curriculum is normally divided into biology, geography, physics and chemistry. In most schools, there is a designated teacher for each STEM subject.