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Japanese (IB Standard Level) at Bexley Grammar School

Course description

Japanese is one of the subjects on offer as part of the IB diploma, and is offered at Standard Level. All IB students study a broad spread of six subjects (including a foreign language, classical or modern), three at Higher and three at Standard level.The IB diploma also includes an extended essay, Theory of Knowledge and a minimum of 150 hours of CAS (creativity, action, service) activities. For more information about the IB diploma and subject combinations available, please visit

Entry requirements

Minimum 7B and 1C grade at GCSE, including minimum B grade in Japanese.

Future opportunities

Students develop the four skills they have known at GCSE to the levels required to deal with adult themes, where they will need to reflect complex ideas and shades of opinion and to tailor their language to the situation in which they are using it.  This is achieved through a wide range of activities encompassing a variety of styles and registers.  Full use is made of the school’s access to a wide range of media (via satellite, the Internet, periodicals and films) to provide the broadest possible range of exposure to the language used by native speakers.  All the time students are encouraged to use the spoken language as their means of communication.  To encourage this, additional support is provided outside timetabled lessons by a foreign language assistant.  The Learning Resource Centre is stocked for research and reading for pleasure, as well as offering Internet access, while the language lab offers facilities for self-study.

Further information

To find out more about this course or qualification please contact us, or you can ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bexley Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 25 June 2019
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