A Level – Edexcel 

For A Level Japanese you will cover four themes. These are: 

  • Themes 1 and 3 - Japanese society past and present 

  • Theme 2 - Japanese artistic and intellectual culture past and present 

  • Theme 4 - Japanese political culture past and present 

Although Japanese speaking skills are not directly assessed in the qualification, students will be encouraged to develop these skills during their studies. 


40% Translation into English, Reading Comprehension and Writing 

30% Translation into Japanese and Written Response to Works 

30% Listening, Reading and Writing 

Where Next 

Studying Japanese will give you something a bit different to add to your CV or university 

application. Many students choose to progress to university to continue their language studies, either as a stand alone degree or combined with another subject. 

More Information 

For more information about this course please see the specification below or contact the Sixth Form team.