Japanese GCSE

Vocational Level 3

Please note: this course is ONLY for students studying a Level 3 programme. You will study Level 1 first before moving onto Level 2.

This course is for you if...

...you enjoy communicating with other people, finding out how language works and learning about different countries and cultures.

Where can this course lead to?

Students may wish to continue their Japanese studies at a higher level whilst in higher education.

What will I study on this course?

This two year course is aimed at Level 3 students who have not learned Japanese before.

In the first year, you will study towards the Level 1 Certificate and then move on to the full GCSE in the second year.

You develop sound listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in a wide variety of situations. You acquire a broad vocabulary and master a range of basic structures whilst learning about Japan. You will master the basics of the Japanese language including its fascinating script and find out more about the culture behind it.

Topics include:

Out and about

  • Visitor information
  • Basic weather
  • Local amenities
  • Accommodation
  • Public transport
  • Directions

Customer service and transactions

  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Shops
  • Dealing with problems

Personal information

  • General interests
  • Leisure activities
  • Family and friends
  • Lifestyle (healthy eating and exercise)

Future plans, education and work:

  • Basic language of the internet
  • Simple job advertisements
  • Simple job applications and CV
  • School and college
  • Work and work experience

Extended opportunities and enrichment

Students will benefit from the subject, which complements many other studies. Students will also be able to practice their abilities with other students in written, verbal and other forms of communication.


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