Q: When im older i would like to work in japan teaching english but my secondary school does not do japanese GCSE. so how can i get into collage or university if i don’t have the right GCSE. or is it possible to go straight into a college course without having a japanese gcse. – Rachelle
A: For our overseas friends GCSE is the exam you take at 16 in the UK, usually in lots of different subjects.
I do know that many universities and colleges allow you to do Japanese as a module or option without a GCSE (I was offered it myself) but for a full time degree I’m not sure. The best thing would be to just ask the Japanese department at the college you wish to go to. If you have a passion for the language and could maybe get yourself up to GCSE level on your own (Grade C isn’t that hard) then I would imagine there would be a chance. But of course check with the department first!
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