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First Language Russian

First Language Russian

Cambridge Upper Secondary

Why Study Cambridge IGCSE First Language Russian?

Cambridge IGCSE First Language Russian is designed for learners whose first language is Russian. You will develop your ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively. You will learn how to employ a wide-ranging vocabulary, use correct grammar, spelling and punctuation, and develop a personal style and an awareness of the audience being addressed.

You will be also encouraged to read widely, both for your won enjoyment and in order to develop an appreciation of how writers achieve their effects. The course also complements other areas of study by encouraging skills of more general application. (Cambridge Assessment International Education, n.d.)

Key concepts covered in the course

  • Reading – select, analyse and evaluate what is relevant to specific purposes
  • Writing – make accurate and effective use of paragraphs, grammatical structures, sentences, punctuation and spelling

Prior requirements and hours of study

Cambridge IGCSE First Language Russian requires about 130 hours of study. The number of hours needed may vary depending on your previous experience of the subject.

We recommend that students who are beginning this course have a level in the Russian Language equivalent to first language competence.



Students studying Cambridge IGCSE First Language Russian take two papers in a single examination series.

Paper 1 Duration Weighting
Reading – candidates answer a series of comprehension questions 2 hours 50%
Paper 2 Duration Weighting
Writing – candidates write two compositions of 350- 500 words each 2 hours 50%

Examination Entry

All students who complete the appropriate courses at Cambridge Online Academy are eligible to sit exams like the International GCSEs or A/AS Levels through Cambridge International. But while students can do all of their learning online at home, we cannot administer exams online. To sit exams, students must travel in person to one of 10,000 Cambridge International Exam Centres located in 160 countries around the globe.

But we’re here to help. We’ll provide you with all the necessary exam codes you need to present to the exam centre, and any other pertinent information you need to know to get your child signed up correctly.

Also, as part of the initial information, we provide during the pre-enrolment process, you’ll receive contact information for all the Cambridge International Exam Centres in your area. Once you’ve ensured that the exam centre of your choice offers the specific exam level your child needs, the exam centre will arrange accommodations for your child and give you detailed information on obtaining the results.

Course Fee

The fee for Cambridge International GCSE First Language Russian can be paid in monthly or termly instalments.

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