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Japanese A Level at Aquinas College

Course description

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

develop an 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 content

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.

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in both GCSE English Language and Maths + 4 grade Cs in other subjects (which could include English Literature grade 4) 

Future opportunities

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.

Further information

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.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Aquinas College directly.

Last updated date: 22 September 2017
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