Japanese GCSE

This one year course will enable you to:

  • use the language creatively and imaginatively
  • use the language effectively for purposes of practical communication
  • given an insight into the culture and civilisation of Japan
  • Course Outline
    • The course is divided into the following topic areas:

      • Everyday Activities
      • Personal and Social Life
      • The World Around Us
      • The World of Work
      • The International World

      At the end of the course you will take tests in reading, listening and writing, using kanji, hiragana and katakana script. 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.

  • 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.

  • Trips and 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.

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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.