According to a report published by the Joint Council for Qualifications of the United Kingdom, the number of schoolchildren who chose to take a GCSE examination in Russian language has increased by 5.6% in the last year - from 2020 students in 2018 to 2133 in 2019. At the same time, the number of students who chose to study Russian during A-levels decreased from 1,160 students in 2018 to 754 in 2019, which coincides with an overall decline in interest to learn foreign languages among schoolchildren in the UK.
The Russian School of Mathematics and Programming based at the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in London makes a significant contribution to the formation of educational preferences of children. A flagship among institutions of additional education teaching mathematics and programming in Russian and English, the school shows an example of involving children in the educational process. Pupils of the school show significant success in the fields of mathematics and robotics, confirming their competencies with prizes in national and international competitions.
Young people studying the Russian language often plan to build a career in international companies, emphasizing that knowledge of Russian is a serious advantage in the selection process.
Source: Joint Council for Qualifications JCQ