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Japanese A Level at Greenford High School

Course description

The main focus is on developing the knowledge and skills acquired at GCSE, encouraging accuracy through a solid understanding of grammar and gaining a useful insight into the culture of the target language country.

Course content

The topic areas are as follows:

  •  Youth culture and concerns
  • Lifestyle: health and fitness
  • The world around us: travel, tourism, Japan
  • Education and Employment
  • Customs, Traditions, beliefs and religions
  • National and international events: past, present and future
  • Literature and the arts

The exam consists of Reading and Writing only, though Speaking skills are developed in lessons. Through the topics studied, students will get the opportunity to reflect on various aspects of contemporary Japanese culture.  All students will be given the chance to take part in letter/email/poster exchange activities with students in Japan.  Assessment at both AS & A2 consists of a reading and writing paper.


Entry requirements

GCSE Grade A/A* in Japanese.

Future opportunities

By choosing to study a foreign language at Advanced Level, you immediately enhance your UCAS and employment prospects. It is an extremely flexible subject which combines well with both Arts, Sciences and Business based subjects. Most Universities offer courses which allow you to combine the study of a language alongside a wide variety of other subjects and most of these courses will offer the opportunity for a year abroad studying or working.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Greenford High School directly.

Last updated date: 02 September 2016
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