Students of LinguaPlay schools take exams for the British qualifications GCSE Russian and A-Level Russian. This gives them additional advantages in education and future careers.

We have developed a system of consistent preparation for the exams using our own published study materials which have proven their effectiveness. Students are taught by teachers who have been certified by the Pearson (Edexcel) examination board.

GCSE Russian examination timetable 2024

Our students usually take GCSE Russian in Y10 of the main school. Preparing for the exam is a great motivator for teenagers to study the language. A clear goal and personal ambition allows teachers not only to improve the language skills of children significantly, but also to acquaint them in detail with the examination process and techniques, and to teach them how to prepare appropriately. All this experience will prove very helpful for our students in Y11 of their mainstream English school. They will know how to prepare and successfully pass their other GCSE exams.

LinguaPlay offers a unique support system for candidates and their parents in preparing for exams.


Prepare the candidate for the GCSE Russian examination, Pearson examination board.


  • Familiarise ourselves with the exam format and lexical topics of the specification
  • Practice listening, reading texts, writing, and translation based on the exam syllabus topics
  • Engage in interactive exercises and activities to enhance language comprehension and fluency
  • Focus on grammar and vocabulary exercises to strengthen language proficiency
  • Participate in mock exams to assess the progress and readiness for the actual GCSE Russian examination
  • Prepare for the oral examination


From 13 years old


The candidate should speak Russian and be able to read and write in the Russian language.


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Preparing for GCSE Russian: When to Start? Exam Specifics

In this video, Vika Tyazhelnikova explains when it’s best to start preparing for GCSE Russian, thoroughly breaks down the specification requirements, exam format, and the specifics of preparation for it.

If you would like your child to prepare for GCSE and A level exams at LinguaPlay, it would be helpful if they could do the free test below to assess their current abilities. This will enable us to tailor our education program to their specific needs and identify areas where improvement is needed.

It is important to:

  • Fill in your contact details for the test, not your child’s
  • We recommend taking the test in a calm environment
  • The test typically takes about an hour, and dictionaries are allowed
  • You will receive the test results via email

GCSE Russian book

GCSE Russian: Higher Tier. Revision & Practice

This comprehensive textbook is meticulously crafted to facilitate preparation for the GCSE exam at the Higher tier level in Russian. It is specifically tailored for proficient Russian speakers who are studying in English-speaking schools.

The study guide contains various exercises to develop language, speech, and communicative skills with the practical goal of mastering the exam material. The carefully selected texts, chosen for their relevance and informativeness, will help students activate their existing knowledge and acquire new language skills. The textbook is written in a lively, conversational style and features frequently used vocabulary to ensure an engaging learning experience.

The Revision & Practice book covers five topics in alignment with the current GCSE program: “Identity and Culture”, “Local Area, Holidays and Travel”, “School”, “Future Aspirations, Study and Work”, and “International and Global Dimension”. Each section includes exam-style study materials: listening and reading exercises, texts for translation into both Russian and English, as well as tasks aimed at enhancing oral and written communication. The textbook also provides online listening materials, reinforcement exercises, and a compact vocabulary list.

If you require a Russian-speaking teacher-examiner at your school for students who are taking GCSE or A Level Russian oral examinations as private candidates, please complete our form.

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