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GCSE Japanese Resources

Exercises for Teens who can read Japanese

Resources for Teenagers

Adult textbooks are useful for grammar, but some content is less relevant to young learners. If you are considering GCSE Japanese (an exam for 16-year-olds in the UK), exam topics such as 'school' are not covered in adult textbooks. There are no GCSE Japanese textbooks or revision books in bookstores so it is difficult to find materials. 

As a tutor, I search for resources and make exercises for my students, and would like to share them with you. These are suitable for those who can read Hiragana and Katakana. If you are a complete beginner, please check how to start learning Japanese.

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Study sets on apps


Downloadable course materials


Textbook for teens

Video course for teens

Reading Exercise for Teens

Click on a link and try the quiz on Google Forms. You can start them as soon as you learn hiragana and katakana. If you are considering GCSE Japanese, reading practice is important.

Listening Exercise for Teens

Getting familiar with Japanese grammar through listening is the most effective way of learning. Resources featuring topics for teenagers are hard to find so please try the following Pladlets.

GCSE Writing Practice

GCSE Writing Test consists of multiple tasks. 

Writing Test for Foundation Tier

(1) Describing a Picture (2) Letter (3) Essay (4) Translation

Writing Test for Higher Tier

(1) Short Essay (2) Long Essay (3) Translation

The Essay for the Foundation Tier is the same as the Short Essay for the Higher Tier. I have made worksheets for my students to practise each task. Some materials are available for purchase.

GCSE Speaking Practice

GCSE Japanese Speaking Test includes (1) Role-Play, (2) Piscture based task and (3) Conversation. The eBooks below and Padlet are suitable for both Foundation Tier and Higher Tier.


Other recommendations

For GCSE Japanese, you need to find a speaking examiner who can come to your school. Check GCSE Japanese FAQ for more information.

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