Japanese AS

This course is designed to follow on from GCSE This course will enable you to:

develop understanding of the spoken and written forms of the language from a variety of sources
communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in the foreign language through both the written and spoken word, using increasingly complex and varied language, producing leaflets and newspaper articles.
develop critical insights into the contemporary Japanese society and culture.

  • Course Outline
    • AS level is a natural progression from GCSE, building on skills which you have already acquired. The course is divided into topic areas similar to those at GCSE, but studied in greater depth, such as youth culture, lifestyle, education and the world around us. At the end of the course you will take examinations in reading and writing. During the course you will have the opportunity of taking part in the Japanese exchange.. During the course you will have the opportunity to take part in the Japanese trip.

  • Career opportunities and further study
    • Knowledge of a language as distinctive and different as Japanese  will make you stand out over people who can only speak one. It will make you more employable. The service industries, business, manufacturing, banking, finance, Law, journalism need people who can speak more than one language.

  • Trips an events
    • Students who take the subject can go on a trip to Japan. They will visit, temples, and high tech centres in Tokyo, the centre for world peace in Hiroshima, and our partner high school in Kyoto, the historic former capital of Japan.

  • Useful Links
  • Conversation sessions with a Language Assistant
    • As well as your lessons with your teachers, you will have a timetabled lesson each week with the foreign language assistant in smaller groups to focus on speaking and listening.

Entry Requirements

You can download provisional entry requirements for 2017 courses below. Please note that your enrolment on to a particular course must be approved by the Head of that department.

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