Japanese

Japanese

KS5
IB Japanese
Contact Person – Mrs V.K. Allen
AB INITIO LEVEL 4 ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

No previous knowledge of the language is required, however, a grade 6 or above in a European language is a requirement.

COURSE CONTENT AND OBJECTIVES

The Ab initio course level is equivalent to the level that students reach during the AS year. You will be covering the following topics:

  • Personal information (yourself, your family and your house)
  • At school (subjects, opinions, studies)
  • Holidays (the weather, at the tourist office, booking a table and ordering a meal, activities you did while on holiday, booking accommodation, lost property)
  • Travelling (places in town, directions, accidents and breakdowns) ยง Health (what is wrong, understanding advice)
  • Work (at home and at work, part time jobs, work experience, the media)
  • Shopping (food and clothes, complaining about problems with purchases)
  • Going out (buying tickets, arranging to go out)
  • Problems (at home and at school, environmental issues)
  • Future jobs and careers
STYLE OF TEACHING / ASSESSMENT

You will have five hours of lessons per fortnight, in small groups. All lessons will be normally conducted in the target language. There are both external and internal assessment throughout Year 13:

External – 75%

Paper 1: Text Handling – questions based on four written texts. 30%

Paper 2: Written production – short writing task from a choice of two and an extended writing task from a choice of three 25%

Written assignment in Japanese 20%

Internal – 25%

Individual oral – short interview with the teacher. 25%

Visits to plays, films and conferences may be organized throughout the course.