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An award winning sixth-form college in the heart of Central London offering a wide range of GCSE and A-Level courses

The quality of the curriculum, teaching and learners' achievements is excellent

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Albemarle Independent College, 18 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London W1K 7FE
Albemarle Independent Private College in Central London


AS Course Outline

Why study AS Russian?

Russian AS

Studying languages can improve memory and make you a better communicator, and studying the Russian language can inspire students who have an appreciation of the language, literature, film and culture of the Russian-speaking world and want to learn more.

This is an exciting course which will give students an opportunity to develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of the Russian language, the culture of Russia and other Russian-speaking countries, as well as practical and valuable language and transferable study skills.

This course will give you an opportunity to move onto Higher Education and enhance your employability profile.

Who can study AS Russian?

What skills will I develop during this course?

How is the course structured?

Russian Language (PEARSON) Summary of Content at AS

You will study engaging topics you might already be familiar with, as well as new content related to some of the most interesting aspects of the culture of Russia and Russian-speaking communities.

At this level you will be engaging with two themes:

Theme 1: Changes in Russian Society
Theme 1 is set in the context of Russia only.

  • Life of Russian youth (Health; relaxation; new technologies).
  • Education (Education system; life of Russian schoolchildren).
  • World of work (Higher Education; Popular professions; opportunities for young Russians; equality; work discrimination).

Theme 2: Political and artistic culture in the Russian-speaking world
Theme 2 is set in the context of the Russian-speaking world.

  • Mass media (Freedom of expression; print and online press; impact on society and politics).
  • Popular culture (Music, circus and dance).
  • Holidays, festivals and traditions (Festivals; holidays; customs; traditions)

The two themes are studied alongside either one literary text or one film.
At this stage a rich choice of literary texts and films includes contemporary and more classical titles:

“The Queen of Spades” by A.S.Pushkin (novel)
“A week like any other” by N. Baranskaya (novel)
“The Cherry Orchard (Vishneviy Sad)” by Anton Chekhov (play)
“Wings (Krylia)” by Larissa Shepitko (film)
“Burnt by the Sun” by Nikita Mikhalkov (film)

Russian AS