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Japanese GCSE at Sheringham High School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

This hugely fascinating language is spoken by over 130 million people. With two different phonetic alphabets and over 2000 Kanji characters, Japanese is utterly unique. It is relatively simple to learn how to speak Japanese, and Japanese grammar for beginners is quite straight forward.

Japanese GCSE will be offered as an extra-curricular activity over Year 12 and 13.

Course content

• Unit 1: Listening (understanding of spoken passages of Japanese)
• Unit 2: Speaking (a short presentation and conversation)
• Unit 3: Reading (understanding of written passages of Japanese)
• Unit 4: Writing (two written tasks on topics such as media, travel and culture or sport, leisure and work)

Entry requirements



Units 1 and 3 are each worth 23% and Units 2 and 4 are each worth 27% of the final award.

Future opportunities

Dedication and commitment to the course will be rewarded with a highly original and much valued qualification that could lead to further study at university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sheringham High School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years