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Japanese Level 3 at Itchen College

Course description

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

Course content

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

  • Caf├ęs 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

Entry requirements

Grades 9-4 in English and Maths, grade A*-B in a language GCSE and two or more GCSEs at grades A*-C. Students MUST be studying a Level 3 programme to take this qualification. 

Additional guidance is available at interview


Level 1: 100% coursework

Level 2: 100% exam

Future opportunities

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

Further information

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.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 August 2016

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